Addison Graham is a Middle School Associate Teacher at Alma’s Frederick Douglass Campus.
What made you decide to join the Crew at Alma?
Reading about Alma’s mission and the dedication it has to its students, I knew I wanted to be a part of the team. Alma Del Mar is the type of institution that all scholars deserve. A place where all their identities are accepted, where students education surpasses the classroom walls and into the real world.
What do you hope to contribute to Alma?
It’s my hope to help scholars further their education and be a positive influence in their schooling experience.
What teacher made a difference in your life, and how?
When I was in 7th grade I had the pleasure of having Ms. B as a teacher associate for the year. She was in all of my classes and was always someone who would offer help when I felt lost in assignments, or lost in life. After losing a family member, she was someone I looked up to for stability and she helped me find outlets to cope. After that year, she sadly transferred to a different district. I always remember the kindness she offered her students and I hope to cross paths with her once again.
Why did you become involved in education?
I’ve been in leadership positions where I would teach peers new systems, routines, and techniques and found much joy in doing so. Not long after graduating college, a life long friend of mine began teaching at Alma Del Mar and I would constantly hear her boast about her experience. She mentioned that the school had open positions and immediately I knew that this was an opportunity I could not pass on.
Which college or university did you attend?
What did you like about your college or university?
It was a tight-knit community where you would see a friendly face wherever you went. It was a welcoming and beautiful campus with kind a faculty and student body.
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite book?
The Five People You Meet in Heaven