Hello Parents and Students,
My name is Kierstin Graddy, and I'm excited about being your fourth grade teacher this year. This is my third year teaching fourth grade at Arrowhead. Before coming to Arrowhead, I worked at Terramar Academy of the Arts, also teaching fourth grade. I graduated from Grand Canyon University in December 2020 with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I also have an Associates Degree from Brigham Young University, Idaho. Prior to teaching, I spent 5 years as a Paraprofessional, and 2 years as a Registered Behavior Technician, working with children on the autism spectrum.
I grew up in Yuma, Arizona, and have lived in the Phoenix area for about 7 years. I love hiking, tennis, stand up paddleboarding, traveling, reading, baking and spending time with my family. I have 2 daughters and 1 son. My oldest lives and goes to school in Idaho with her husband, my second recently graduated from NAU, and my son goes to Mountain Ridge High School. Fun facts about me are, I have lived in both Alaska and Hawaii, and I love the Arizona Diamondbacks. I look forward to a fun year of learning with a new group of amazing 4th graders!