Ken Graff

Mr. Graff
Sycamore Elementary School

Phone: 520-879-2504

Message from the Principal

In the Vail School District and at Sycamore, we take great pride in recruiting and retaining exceptional teachers who provide high quality instruction and who understand the importance of building relationships with students, parents, and colleagues. Building well-balanced classrooms with strong teachers is the foundation of our success.

We strive to create classrooms with approximately the same number of boys, girls, and balanced achievement levels. I will work closely with teachers at each grade level to assign students into classrooms for the 2024-2025 school year. Your child’s current teacher is involved in this process and their input and insight on academic and social development of their students play an extensive role in class placements. Teaching assignments are now finalized. Your child’s teacher for the 24/25 school year will be shared on the fourth quarter report card sent home on the last day of school.

I acknowledge that a particular teacher’s instructional methods or personality may be a better match for a student than another may. I respect parents’ involvement in decisions regarding their child’s education. With that being said, I will accept parent requests, and will do my best to honor them. If interested, please provide a first and second teacher choice with a brief explanation for the request. Requests must be submitted by Wednesday, May 8

Please email requests directly to [email protected] and [email protected]. Teachers’ grade level assignments and biographies can be found on Sycamore’s website ( Parent requests are strongly considered but not guaranteed. Governing Board policy authorizes the principal to make the final decision regarding classroom assignments. I encourage you to contact me at 520-879-2504 if you have any questions.

Your Partner in Education,
Ken Graff, Principal

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