Welcome to Mr. Graffam's Page

I am excited to introduce myself as the 3-4 grade 15:1 Special Education teacher at North Elementary for the 2020-2021 school year. My name is Mr. Ray Graffam. This school year is my third year teaching at North Elementary.

I was born and raised in Watertown, NY. I left the area in 2007 to join the United States Marine Corps. While in the military I began working on furthering my education. Eventually, I earned my master’s degree in special education from Regent University. After leaving the military, I realized that I wanted to come back to my home town and work with the students of my community. My wife and our two children decided to move back to the Watertown area. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with your child at North Elementary.

As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. As a team, we can help your child meet their academic goals. It is my mission to pass my love of learning on to your child. While a new school year, a new teacher, and new classmates can be very stressful for some students, rest assured that I will work diligently to ensure that your child has a smooth transition.

Contact Information


North Elementary-15:1 (3-4)

Office Phone: 315-785-3750