Christine Graves


300 Timothy Drive Red Deer, AB T4P 0L1
About Me

Bonjour! Here’s a little something about me. I was born in the Saguenay region of Quebec which is a couple hours north of Quebec City. I only spoke French until I began school in Kindergarten. The only English words I knew when I began school was “yes” and “no”. I guess I can say that I attended “English Immersion” even though it wasn’t called that then. After High School, I attended Cegep (college) in Quebec City for a couple years and then moved to Montreal to begin University.

It was during my summer break that I came to visit my Aunt and Uncle in Blackfalds and fell in love with Alberta, applied for my teaching degree at Red Deer College, and most importantly met my future husband, Byron. Byron and I live on a cattle farm just south of Lacombe with our three wonderful daughters, Joan, Emily and Olivia. We also have three dogs called George, Chip and Maybe.

For the last 25 years I have been very fortunate to have worked as a teacher and administrator in the Wolf Creek School Division at École J.S. McCormick School and École Upper Elementary School. To this day, teaching continues to be my passion and I’m so thrilled and excited to begin a new journey as part of the wonderful staff of École Barrie Wilson School.

When I’m not in the classroom, I love to cook, read, travel and spend time with my family.