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I was born and raised in this area, graduated from Cortland Jr-Sr High School, earned an Associate's Degree from SUNY Cobleskill, and then my BS in Education from SUNY Cortland.

Later in life I went back to school for my MS in Reading, and in 2003 began teaching kindergarten here in McGraw.

I married my husband Chris in 1990 and we have three children, Deedi, Caitlin, and Jimmy. Deedi married Jeff, her high school sweetheart, in the Summer of 2016.

We have a crazy pup named Joey, that we love!

It is my goal to give my students the type of school experience that makes them want to be there every day. It is possible to help them have fun while teaching them a love of learning, the importance of self-motivation, and the satisfaction of seeing the results of their hard work.

I love my job and the families, and sense of community here in McGraw. I hope to be here doing this for a very long time!

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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
10 West Academy Street
McGraw, NY 13101
P: (607)836-3636