Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of reports on the 2017 You Are Special award winners from the 25th Annual Salute To Framingham. The report below was written by the building principal. Photo by Petroni Media Company.
The McCarthy School is thrilled to recognize a true professional who has been committed to improving the educational experiences at our school.
For 13 years, Shawna Graham has been a valued member of our staff, working first in Grade 2 and now in Grade 1.
She has continually sought out workshops, classes, trainings, and any other opportunities to improve her own instruction for the benefit of her students. She frequently takes time to meet with students before and after school to provide extra assistance.
She has also worked with the YMCA to set up tutoring for McCarthy students who attended the after-school program.
More recently, she has become involved as a teacher leader in helping to coordinate improvement efforts at our school. She has led staff workshops on academic conversations and growth mindset, and taken on additional responsibilities as a member of our leadership team.
Shawna is an enthusiastic, hard-working, and caring educator.