McGraw Elementary

An IB World School

Mr. Matthew Brinkman

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About Me
What I like about teaching is...: 

The thing I like most about teaching and working with students is watching the curiosity take over in a student. When they get excited about a topic and want to utilize all types of resources to find out more about the topic and how they can apply what they have learned.

What I like about my school is...: 

I love the students, teachers and parents of this community.  We all are partners in the success of students and McGraw works hard everyday to make that happen!

Hobbies and interests include...: 

I love to fish and camp and all things outdoors.  I love to watch the Minnesota Vikings and Broncos play on Sundays and spend time with my family! 

My favorite book is...: 

My favorite book is "All the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss.  It offers many life lessons throughout the book.  I have a poster in my office that reminds me that you can achieve great things if you work hard and be kind to others!

Something most people do not know about me is...: 

I am a pretty open book so stop by and ask me some questions you want to know and I love SPAM!  Did you know that there are 101 ways to cook the delicious treat!

My favorite quote is...: 

"By Endurance We Conquer!"   by Sir Ernest Shackleton.     If we keep at it and not give up we will be successful! His story of leadership and survival is second to none.  I would love to sit down and have a dinner conversation with him!!

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I have been in the School District for 18 years as a teacher and Assistant Principal.