Sunday, June 24, 2018
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New Teacher—April Graham

Educator joins Gothenburg Public School staff

Age: 30

Subject: Kindergarten

Education: Graduated Coleridge Community School, 1998; received a degree in elementary education with endorsements in kindergarten and early childhood from the University of South Dakota, 2005.

Experience: Taught in the Primary Learning Center at Beadle Elementary School in Yankton, taught kindergarten and preschool at East Catholic Elementary in Bow Valley, and was a substitute teacher.

Family: Husband, Chris, and four children: Dawson, 11; Kenzie, 8; Kylar, 6; and Drew, 3.

Why did you want to teach at Gothenburg Public Schools: “My husband and I knew how great the community was because we have family here. I felt this would be a great place to continue my teaching career.”

Her story: Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of becoming a teacher. I had many great teachers that had a positive influence in my life. I can only hope to have the same impact on my students.

Hobbies: Scrapbooking, going for walks and spending time outside and hanging out with family.