About Ms. Grafton


Kindergarten is the time and place to learn important attitudes about life and learning. In class we will experience the joy of learning as we think, cooperate, socialize, experiment, create, build, sing, work and play.


Tell us about yourself:

Hello! I am Ms. Andrea Grafton. I am originally from Fargo, ND. I went to Catholic school K-12 grade, so Catholic education has always been important to me. I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood Education. 

I moved to Utah in 2007, and after teaching in public schools for 3 years, I found my home at St. Olaf's. This is my 10th year as the Kindergarten teacher. 

I have a younger sister, 2 adorable nieces and 1 adorable nephew. I have 2 cats, and an amazing husband. I have always loved working with children and I am so happy that I get to do what I love every day. 

If you could have lunch with 1 person dead or alive, who would that be and why?
My family as I do not get to see them as often as I would like.
What is something on your Bucket List?
Going to Australia, Antarctica, as well as different Caribbean islands.
What is your favorite thing about teaching or working with young people?
I love that I am teaching them the building blocks of their future education. I also love the questions they ask and the answers I get when I ask a question.
How would a friend describe you in three words?
Patient, kind, caring
If you had to compare yourself to one fictional character, who would it be?
There was a book I loved when I was little called "Understood Betsy". When I was younger, I often compared myself to her. She discovered that she was much stronger and more resourceful than she thought.
When are you most yourself?
When I am at home or with my family
What could you spend all day talking about?
Saint Olaf's and my students
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
Read and spend time with my husband.



  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead

  • Minor - Early Childhood Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead