Degrees and Certifications:
2012 TEFL (Teach English as Foreign Language)/TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate 2004 Master of Education, Elementary Administration, William Woods University 2000 Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education and Early Childhood, Graceland University
Ms. Smokey M. Graff
Years of teaching experience:
Starting year 21 and my 3rd year as an Instructional Coach.
Area of expertise
Elementary Education and Early Childhood
I started teaching in a small town in rural Missouri. When I moved to KC, I taught in the charter setting for four years before relocating overseas. I spent two years working with a private school in Doha, Qatar and Dubai, UAE where I was fortunate enough to work in an IB (International Baccalaureate) school with children from around the world. I joined the Hickman Mills team as a 1st grade teacher with Compass when I returned back to th USA in 2016. As I start my third year as the Instructional Coach, I look forward to the new school year, new smiling faces and new adventures that are ahead!
2016-2017 Compass Elementary Teacher of the Year
2016 Donors Choose: Global Citizen Classroom Carpet
Graduated cum laude from Graceland University
Graduated summa cum laude from William Woods University
Proud mom of a 19 year old starting his second year in college!
City girl who loves living downtown!
Coffee junkie! (with hazelnut creamer of course...)
World traveler and explorer!
Foodie! (Cooking AND eating)
Workaholic! (Learning how to slow down a little... kind of...)
Never satisfied and always looking for a new challenge!