Mrs. Dana Graber
middle school team, sixth grade
I taught high school mathematics for 15 years and I was fortunate to be able to take some time off when I had my three children. Once my oldest two started pre-school, I started as a volunteer tutor here at St. Joseph School. It was quite fun, since I got the opportunity to tutor my niece. As child number three started preschool, I started looking for a teaching position. It surprised me to be offered a job as the 3 year old preschool teacher at St. Joes! It was quite a change from teaching high school, but I was excited to be at the same school as my children. It was a great year, but I moved on to a full time job teaching 5th grade. My daughter was not happy when she figured out who her 5th grade teacher was going to be. We survived fifth grade together and were ready to put the experience behind us when I was offered the 6-8th grade mathematics position. Now, she gets to call her teacher, “mom” for 4 years.