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Ms. Lori McGraw

Welcome to Third Grade at Paramount Elementary School! I have been teaching since 1993 beginning in Beaverton, Oregon, and I love being at Paramount.

I grew up in the small town of Vale, Oregon, which is about eighty miles from Boise. I attended the University of Portland where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. There are so many wonderful memories from college, but my favorite was studying abroad in Salzburg, Austria, during my sophomore year. I began my career as a counselor in the inner-city of Portland with homeless families. I then earned a Master of Education at Pacific University and began my career as a classroom teacher. I moved to Idaho in 2000 and continued my education through the University of Idaho and have a Master’s in Educational Leadership. I am most proud and blessed with two wonderful, grown children.

I love helping my students gain confidence and independence through goal setting, positive thinking, and support from not only myself and other adults, but each other. Creating strong relationships with students and their families is an important part of this journey. I am looking forward to a fabulous year!