Learn a little more About Us

Every day we're here, excited to teach your students. We know the importance of a good education–one that is quality and lasting. A good education is one that is memorable and teaches life skills besides just book knowledge. We aim to teach in totality.

Our goal is to prepare your students with the fundamental basics and good character skills so they can progress through each grade level successfully. You'll be interested to know that we offer extracurricular activities such as student council, art history, and orchestra. We're also equipped with a media center and an excellent school library. We may have just over 500 students here at C.W. McGraw Elementary, but that number doesn't hold us or your students back. To us, children are individuals, and we teach them as such.

Our Mission

We believe that the years from kindergarten through fifth grade are developmental years for students' educational experiences. We believe that all children can gain knowledge and skills and develop values—that each individual's potential is unique and that learning is unlimited. We believe that the family is the fundamental foundation of learning and teaching values. These factors combined enable our students to succeed in a global environment.

We are a blended learning school that believes in personalized learning for all of our students. Each child has an iPad assigned to them that we have designed to match their level and ability as well as expose them to grade level material. We believe that this is the greatest way for our teachers to achieve the one-on-one instruction that is necessary to their students' learning.

Our Staff

Please meet the staff and teachers who care about your child's education.

Office Staff

Adar Garcia, Principal
Lois Hoyt, Secretary
Diane Wilson, Clerk
Carolyn McCluskey, Counselor

Kindergarten Third Grade

Anne Hurt,Teacher

Marisol Garibay, Teacher
Olivia Torres, Teacher Nereyda Cochran, Teacher
Kristina McCormick, Teacher Adriana Vavarro, Teacher
Rebecca Rivera, Teacher Celia Venegas, Teacher
First Grade   Fourth Grade
Ana Ortega, Teacher Elena Armendariz, Teacher
Charity Damron, Teacher Blanca Espinoza, Teacher
Ana Garibay, Teacher Christy White, Teacher
Second Grade Fifth Grade
Rebekka King, Teacher Jodi Barksdale, Teacher
Nereyda Cochran, Teacher Rene Dhu-St. Onge, Teacher
Desiree Cooksey, Teacher Vanessa Galvan, Teacher
Marcella Reardon, Teacher  

Special Areas
Katie Kempa Art
Abigail Mendoza Library Paraprofessional
Marilyn Conway PE
Jyetta McCoy Moderate Support
Gema Mendez Moderate Support
Sheryl Clifton Music
Brenda Ramirez Health Aide
Patricia Tennant Reading Interventionist
Patricia Thompson Reading Interventionist
Karyn Irving Resource

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Kids Reading