Employee Spotlight

Makena Graber


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Makena Graber



What did you do prior to IEM Schools?

Prior to IEM, I was a horseback riding instructor and event planner.

How long have you been with IEM Schools?

I've been with IEM for a little over a week. I am learning so much!

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in the small town of Rancho Murieta.

Where do you live?

I currently live in Folsom.

What areas do you serve for IEM Schools?

Being at reception, I answer incoming calls and redirect them to the correct department, handle faxes and distribute mail. Soon I will learn the second part of my "General Office" title, to begin aiding various departments with a range of projects.

What do you think is/are the best thing(s) about IEM Schools?

The best thing about IEM schools, are the people. IEM is special because they have the families' best interest at the core of all it's functions. Student success is a driving force, and the personnel that make each of our charters run successfully are honest and caring.

Do (did) you homeschool your kids?

I don't have any children of my own, but I was homeschooled myself! I graduated from South Sutter in 2014, and am so thrilled at the opportunity to be back with IEM.

What is your favorite read aloud book?

My favorite read aloud book would have to be "Stephanie's Ponytail" by Robert Munsch. A little girl on a mission to be different than the other girls at school, she decides to try increasingly crazy hairdo's to set her apart from the crowd.

What is your dream summer vacation?

My dream summer vacation is Italy!

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy kayaking, hiking and horseback riding on my free time. I also love playing card games with my family and bombarding my two cats with more love than they asked for.

What is something interesting about yourself that many people might not know?

Something interesting about myself might be that I am named after Makena Beach in Maui, Hawaii!

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