My name is Eileen Graves, and this is my 23rd year teaching fifth grade. I am ESL certified and taught English as a Second Language classes for 3 years. You might say that teaching is in my blood. My father, stepmother, grandmother, aunt, and uncle were all teachers. Here's a fun fact: My paternal grandmother had my maternal grandmother in her sixth-grade class! I have the report card to prove it.
My philosophy about education is this: student + parent + teacher = success. We all need to work together to ensure that our fifth-graders learn everything they need to know before middle school.
My dream is to help my kids reach their own dreams.