Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Karel Graham

I have been a School Counselor for the last 20+ years.  I absolutely love the chance to make a difference in the lives of my studens and the energy that working with kids brings to my life!  

I graduated from the University of Michigan, Go Blue!, with a BA in Education.  I also played Volleyball while there.  Following that I was in the business world for 12 years working in the Nursing Home industry in which I acquired by Administrator license and eventually worked for a corporation developing a Purchasing Department for 17 facilities and a Counseling program to help those considering long-term care for their loved ones.  During that time I continued to long for the chance to work with children so I went back to school and got my Masters degree from EMU in Guidance and Counseling.  I also am a Licensed Professional Counselor.

I've worked at all levels of education K-12.  My favorite is middle school which is why I've been at Tappan since 2000.

I have a wonderful family including my husband, Rick, our 3 grown children and two darling pooches.  When not at Tappan I love to spend time with my family, participate in church activites, be active playing handball, take long walks with our dogs, play in my many flower gardens and I absolutely LOVE sunshine and smiles!!!

I consider it a privilege to work with the creative, dedicated staff at Tappan and all of our amazing families.