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Ms. Karen Graf
HI! I am Mrs. Graf!
I am thrilled that you will be in my class this year! We are going to learn so many new and exciting things together! I have almost twenty years of teaching. I have worked many places in Arizona since graduating from Arizona State University: Phoenix, Tempe, Show Low, and now, Apache Junction! I have three amazing children that are beginning to find their own career paths. They appreciate learning as they watched me study to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Arizona State University and my Master’s degree in School Psychology. I believe that I am a lifelong learner and enjoy learning from people as much as from books and classes. What will I learn from you this year?
I am very passionate about teaching all subjects. I specifically enjoy finding new ways to teach subjects to make sure that each child is able to learn—whether it’s math, reading, writing or how to get along with other people.
I think it is very important to work together as a classroom family. We will be spending a lot of time together, so it is important to treat each other with respect, kindness, and compassion. I know that each of you have a different brain, which means you think and learn differently. It is my job as your teacher to help you grow as a learner and as a person of good character.
I can hardly wait! I look forward to meeting you soon!