Principal: Kimberley Graves
The Arlington School Board appointed Kimberley Graves as the new Principal of Hoffman-Boston Elementary School at tonight’s meeting. Graves currently serves as the executive associate principal at Minnie Howard, the off-site ninth grade campus of TC Williams High School in Alexandria.
“Kimberley is an accomplished educator with a proven track record,” said Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy. “Her experience in implementing new programs at both the elementary and secondary levels will help the Hoffman-Boston community as it transitions to a new STEM (science, technology, math and engineering) curriculum next year.”
Graves holds a Bachelor of Arts in government from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from George Mason University. She also holds certification in K-12 supervision and administration and in social studies.
In 1997, Graves began her teaching career as a history teacher at Lafayette High School in Williamsburg. From 1999-04, Graves taught history at the Minnie Howard Ninth Grade Center in Alexandria. She also served as the summer program coordinator for a year before becoming an assistant principal at Francis C. Hammond Middle School.
In 2006, Graves was named Principal of Jefferson Houston Elementary School where she explored and implemented the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. During her five years at Jefferson Houston, Graves was instrumental in increasing parent involvement by facilitating active communication with parents and the community to foster school-community relationships and attract neighborhood parents to return to the school. She provided instructional leadership to ensure the school met Adequate Yearly Progress and full accreditation. Graves also implemented innovative strategies, techniques and programs to increase student achievement.
In Alexandria, Graves has served on the Gang Task Force, the teacher compensation committee and the Superintendent’s teacher advisory committee.