Ms. Smokey M. Graff

Phone: 816-316-7738

Email:

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

Instructional Coach

Years of teaching experience:

Starting year 21 and my 3rd year as an Instructional Coach.

Area of expertise

Elementary Education and Early Childhood

Instructional Technology 

Educational background

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! 

Awards

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

About Me 

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)

Amateur photographer!

Workaholic! (Learning how to slow down a little... kind of...)

Never satisfied and always looking for a new challenge!