Missy Griffin

Founder, Director, Educator
The Growing Room, Madeira and Montgomery

Missy Griffin created and opened the original Growing Room, inc. in 1998 in a one room school in Madeira, Ohio  to answer the question: What is meaningful and valuable in the education of young children?  She wanted a space that was welcoming, warm and stimulating for children to come and begin their journey into an academic life with confidence and social competence.  The Growing Room has become her life’s work.

Today, her little one room school with 12 children has grown into two schools with approximately one hundred children but maintains the intimate, warm and loving environment created in 1998.  One of her greatest sources of pride is seeing a past student becoming a successful, kind and confident adult and knowing that she had a little bit to do with that.

Missy lives in Madeira, Ohio with her family.  Her Daughter, a member of the first class to graduate from The Growing Room, just graduated from college!  Her someday dream is to move to NYC and write a sequel to her book, Gigi’s Window. When not at her “happy place” (TGR), she enjoys visiting her daughter (Mags), cooking, painting and traveling with her husband, Mike.

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