Meet Mrs. Graves

Meet Mrs. Graves
Posted on 08/06/2018
Meet Mrs. GravesMeet the Administrator

Mrs. Jennifer Graves
Steele Elementary School Principal

Professional Experience, Achievements, and Goals
Mrs. Jennifer Graves is excited to start the 2018-2019 school year as the new principal at Steele Elementary School. Mrs. Graves began her career in education as a third grade teacher at Monroe Elementary School in Quincy, Illinois. Mrs. Graves then returned to Galesburg to teach fourth graders at Gale Elementary School, from 2008 to 2014. She then became the Dean of Students at Churchill Junior High School before becoming the Principal at Gale Elementary School from 2015 to 2018.

Mrs. Graves completed her undergraduate degree at Quincy University (BS), and finished her graduate studies through Concordia University (MA). She has always placed the education of children as her primary goal. Her mother retired from Galesburg Public Schools after a 30 year teaching career (in the same classroom). She, too, was selfless and dedicated to each and every one of her students. That passion and dedication for teaching and learning was instilled in Jennifer at a young age. Her childhood was spent convincing the neighborhood kids to come over and "play school"...and...of course, Jennifer was always the "teacher".

Personal Information
Mrs. Graves was born and raised in Galesburg. She and her husband, David, have four boys ranging in age from 5 -13, who keep them very busy with sports and activities. You are more likely to find them in the stands at a baseball, soccer, football or basketball game than you will at home.  

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