Fourth in the 2017-18 New Staff series


Brooke McGraw

1st Grade Teacher/K-12 Instructional Coach


Hometown: Mineral Point

High school graduated from: Mineral Point

College: Brooke earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Inclusion Minor in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2007. In 2011, she also earned her Master of Science in Educational Administration, also from UW-Platteville.

Previous employment: Prior to arriving home in Mineral Point, she taught most recently as a 4th grade teacher in Platteville. She has also worked in the Monroe School District.

Hobbies/Free time interests? Spending time with my family at the pool, park, baking, crafting or playing.

Spouse/children names? I am married to Bret (Middle School Social Studies Teacher) and we have two children, Mira and Oakley.

Why are you excited to return to Mineral Point? I am beyond excited to return to Mineral Point because this town has supported me throughout my entire life. This is where my husband I both grew up and built our family, so it is an absolute dream to be in the city I love.

Quotable: “Pushing myself to stay abreast to the latest instructional techniques and research has been a priority of mine,” she says. “Student achievement is of importance to me. Each day in my classroom, I strive to ensure that all students have the opportunities to be successful academically, socially, and emotionally. I have high expectations for my students, and with the instruction and support that I provide them, allow them to meet my expectations and grow.”

“Building relationships is an essential component of my personal teaching style. I value clear communication, emotional connections, and authentic learning. Technology is used to enhance student engagement and provide opportunities for students to create, develop, and carry their ideas.”