My name is Alayna Graeve and I am your new 5th grade teacher! Teaching has always had a special place in my heart, and I am beyond excited to be at Karen Acres Elementary!
I grew up in Ankeny, Iowa with my parents, my older brother, and my younger sister. I graduated from Iowa State University in December 2017 with a degree in Elementary Education, and endorsements in Math and Reading. Go Cyclones! I am also a nanny to three fantastic kids, and I am the head coach of the Ankeny Centennial Dance Team.
In my spare time, I love being with my family, friends, and my Goldendoodle Willow! (You will hear lots about her!) I also enjoy exercising, watching movies, reading, and doing crafts/projects.
I can’t wait to experience all of the fun things this year has to offer! 5th grade is going to be the best year YET!