2017 Honoree – James Graber
“It’s important to remember when teaching students to have a warm heart and a cool mind.” …a quote that often refers to James Graber. A social studies teacher at Huntington High School and HFEE’s District honoree for 2016/2017, he teaches a variety of AP classes as well as several different regent’s classes. A teacher for over 16 years that still has the passion to help each student in his classes.
James wanted to do more with the school and community after he arrived at Huntington. He became not only the advisor of the chess club, the Brainstormers team, and the Dispatch but also the president of the teachers association (ATH).
James Graber was born in upstate New York and came to this district 16 years ago with a firm belief a teacher has an explicit requirement to foster intellects and an implicit requirement to extend yourself beyond the walls of the classroom.
James is honored to have been picked by HFEE for this recognition. In his words “Past recipients make up some of the educators I respect most, people I aspire to emulate. It is an honor I value dearly and deeply.” James Graber lives here in Huntington with his wife sue and two children Samantha and Steven and is also active community member.
The Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education is proud to honor the very passionate and dedicated James Graber as our District Honoree. Congratulations!