Phone: 816-316-7738


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:

Started teaching in 2000!  This is my 5th 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 fifth year as the Instructional Coach at Compass Elementary, 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

About Me 

Proud mom of Zack!  My 21 year old son is starting his senior year in college at Missouri Science and Technology, majoring in Petroleum Engineering!  So proud!!!!

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!