Graham Stephens

Graham Stephens

Cool Schools Program Manager

Graham Stephens is the Cool Schools Program Manager for the Texas Trees Foundation. Cool Schools, an on-going TTF initiative, connects students and teachers to nature by planting trees on the campus while also creating fun and engaging outdoor experiential learning areas. He manages the educational aspect of the Cool Schools Program™ – including its current program in Dallas as well as its growth in other regions beyond DFW, facilitating new partnerships and relationships, as well as maintaining current ones needed to grow and sustain the program.

Graham grew up in Kentucky and attended the University of Louisville for an undergraduate degree in History and Political Science and received a master’s degree in secondary education at Xavier University in Cincinnati. He moved to Dallas in 2015, where he began his career in education; teaching 7th grade Texas History and 8thgrade US History for six years in Dallas ISD. Graham enjoyed engaging students in discussions about their rights and responsibilities, as well as connecting past events to the present. He also coached boys’ soccer and cross country and was fortunate enough to accompany his 8th grade students to Washington D.C. in the Summer to visit our nation’s capital! In 2021, he moved to an instructional coordinator role and project manager for the Social Studies department where he organized the Model UN conference, the Mock Trial competition, National History Day competition, and student field trips.

Graham enjoys spending time outside with his wife (Carly), daughter (Willow), and dog (Levy) – including visits to the Dallas Arboretum and walks around their neighborhood in East Dallas. He is looking forward to blending his love of nature and the outdoors with educational experiences for all students.

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