Even though Graham is a reading teacher, she said she does as much as she can to teach different subjects through reading. History, among many other subjects is one of Graham's passions in education.
Although she will miss the students and staff at WRE, Graham said she is excited to retire and spend more time with her husband, her mare Gigi, and her dogs Gulliver and Sydney. Both Gigi and Sydney are rescue animals from the CNY SPCA.
"I have started to take riding lessons," she said. "I heard that it's a good thing for me and her [Gigi]."
She is looking forward to relaxing with her husband and especially caring for Gigi. Her other hobbies including quilting, sewing and gardening are also high on her list for post-retirement plans.
Even though she is retiring after 30-plus years of teaching in the Syracuse area, some WRE faculty have already told Graham that she must come back for next year's History Club celebration. She was flattered to hear that, but she is taking one day at a time when it comes to beginning retirement.