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Mr. McGraw was raised in the Quad Cities, attended Alleman Catholic High School, and graduated from Illinois State University. After college, he spent two years in Jacksonville, Florida working on the University of North Florida campus. In 2006, Mr. McGraw began his career in Unit 5. First, he was on staff at Chiddix Junior High School for eight years. He taught 6-8th grade Visual Art and Digital Media, coached Cross Country, Basketball, Track & Field, and sponsored the Chiddix Art Company, as well as the Chiddix Student Council.Mr. McGraw and his wife have four beautiful (and energetic) children: twin boys, a daughter, and a son. He loves spending time with them while they draw superhero pictures, build legos, and explore the world!IN JUNIOR HIGHMr. McGraw's favorite school subject was Literature and Composition. He was the shooting guard for the basketball team and ran for both the cross country and track teams. He was also president of the Student Council. Mr. McGraw also started a garage band named, "Purple Skunk!"EDUCATIONMaster of Science, Ed. - Educational Administration
Master of Science - Art EducationBachelor of Science - K-12 Art Education; Emphasis in PaintingMEETMS. TENUTA
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Ms. Tenuta grew up in the western Chicago suburbs. She attended Elmhurst College majoring in Elementary School Education with an endorsement in middle school language arts, social studies and science. Ms. Tenuta’s first position out of college was 6th and 7th grade language arts and science. While teaching, she continued her education by getting her Master’s in School Administration from Concordia University. After moving down to the Bloomington-Normal area, she taught 8th grade Language Arts, as well as, coached dance and cheer at Kingsley Junior High School. Ms. Tenuta has spent the last two years as the School Administration Manager at Cedar Ridge Elementary school. She is excited to be the new Associate Principal and Athletic Director at Evans Junior High!
During her free time, Ms. Tenuta enjoys reading, shopping and traveling whenever she gets the chance. You can also find her cheering on the Cubs!IN JUNIOR HIGHMs. Tenuta's favorite school subject was Science. She was on the Student Council, participated in Band and the Show Choir, and also ran for both the cross country and track teams.EDUCATIONMaster of Science, Ed. - Educational Administration
Certification - K-9 Special EducationBachelor of Science - Elementary Education; Endorsement in Middle School