About 30 new teachers are joining the Elmbrook School District this year, and Brookfield Patch is introducing some to the community as the 2012-13 school year gets underway.
Today, we feature Jesse Graves, who will be teaching art at , and Elementary Schools.
Teaching assignment: I will be teaching Art at Tonawanda, Burleigh and Swanson.
Hometown, current community: I grew up in Cross Plains and went to high school in Middleton. I currently live in Milwaukee.
Education, experience: I attended UW Milwaukee and double majored in Art Education and Jewelry Metalsmithing. I graduated in the Spring of 2011. Last year I taught in the Shorewood School District.
Hobbies: I am a practicing artist so when I am not teaching, making and viewing art is an important part of my life. I am also an avid bicyclist and enjoy gardening.
Favorite vacation: My favorite trip was when I biked the California coast from Oregon to Mexico a couple of years ago.