A 17-year veteran educator and administrator, Mrs. Graves comes to Pin Oak from Roberts Elementary School, where she spent the past six years as principal. During the 2014-2015 school year, Mrs. Graves served as lead principal and mentor for her counterparts at Twain and Kolter elementary schools. Prior to Roberts, Mrs. Graves spent two year in administration at Pin Oak, where she served as dean of magnet students and magnet coordinator. Before that, she spent nearly a decade at HISD's Poe Elementary School, where she worked as a first-grade teacher and reading specialist.
Mrs. Graves received a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in educational administration and supervision from the University of Houston. She also serves on the Principals Panel for the U.S. Department of Education's National Assessment of Educational Progress.