About Ms. DeGraffenreid
NAME: Katie DeGraffenreid
SCHOOL: Bernardo Yorba Middle School
CLASSES: Math 7 & Algebra 1
About The Teacher
This is my 22nd year in PYLUSD. Twelve of those years were at Travis Ranch Middle School where I taught math & science. From 2014-2021 I was a district math coach and a part-time teacher. This year I returned to the classroom full time and I can't wait to get started! This is my fourth year at BYMS.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from CSU Fullerton and have teaching credentials in both math and science. In addition, I have a Masters of Science degree in Education (emphasis in Special Education) as well as a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership. In 2020 I was selected as a PYLUSD Teacher of the Year.
I really enjoy being able to try new things. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to travel abroad. I missed the 2011-2012 school year to teach English in South Korea. It was a wonderful opportunity to explore a different culture, talk with teachers & students, meet new people, and travel.
Mission For The Class
Master the curriculum and have fun while doing it!
Encourage students to be respectful and kind.
"We have committed the Golden Rule to memory;
let us now commit it to life."