Hello, it's Mr. Graham!
I have been teaching Physical Education since 1996 and have been working at Williamsburg Elementary for the past 6 years. I was recently named the SHAPE America Midwest District Elementary PE Teacher of the Year (2021) and the Illinois Elementary PE Teacher of the Year (2019) by the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. I am truly blessed to be working in a profession I love within a district that prides itself in a deep "tradition of excellence" in education.
Professionally, I have served many roles within our State Organization, IAHPERD that have included serving on the Executive Board as the Social Media chair, on the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Committee, and the Technology Committee. I am a former President of the Northern District of IAHPERD which provides professional development and grant opportunities to 18 counties in Northern Illinois. Currently, I volunteer as the Professional Development chair for the Midwest District of SHAPE America.
In my free time, I am an avid bass fisherman and can be found wading local rivers and ponds in search my next big catch! I also enjoy spending time with my family, doing DIY home improvement projects, and following the Bass Pro Tour on Major League Fishing.
I'm looking forward to another great year in P.E. and sharing my passion for getting and staying active with all of you!
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