Ms. Cynthia Graves grew up near Poughkeepsie, New York. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Russian and Economics from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Part of her degree work was completed during a semester abroad in Moscow, Russia.
Ms. Graves moved to New Jersey to work in Princeton as an administrator of international academic exchange programs. While living in central New Jersey, Ms. Graves decided to pursue an interest in elementary education. She enrolled in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University and received a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.
At various stages in her career, Ms. Graves has taught every age level from preschool through twelfth grade. She first came to Forest Avenue School in 1997 and currently teaches third grade. She says that the best part of her job as a teacher is getting to know the unique personalities of all of her amazing students.