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Doris Graham, Ph.D.

Doris Graham  

Doris A. Graham, Ph.D., of north St. Louis County, retired in 2005 from her position as assistant principal at Ames Visual and Performing Arts Elementary School in St. Louis. Graham worked at Saint Louis Public Schools for 38 years.

She currently serves on the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees as board chair, and is an associate member of the Diversity Committee of the Association of Community College Trustees.

During her tenure with Saint Louis Public Schools, Graham was a classroom teacher, remedial reading specialist and co-host of an after-school radio program. She also served as an administrator during summer school.

Graham served on the Ferguson-Florissant School District Board for 23 years. During that time, Ferguson-Florissant was recognized twice as a district of distinction by the Missouri School Boards Association.

“I am seeking this seat because I want to continue to give back to my community,” Graham said. “I love to volunteer and help others to become the best that they can be, especially in the educational arena. I know how to collaborate with fellow Board members to positively meet the goals and objectives of St. Louis Community College. I believe higher education should be available to all students, and I will work hard to that end.”

Among the recognitions that Graham has received for service, she has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the St. Louis Teachers Union, the Legacy Award for Community Service from the National Council of Negro Women Inc. Gateway Metropolitan Section, and the Legacy Award from the St. Louis Argus. She was recognized by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority as one of its Women Making a Difference honoree.
Graham is an associate minister at her church, is involved in sorority activities and served on the Berkeley Senior Citizens Commission.

She earned a doctorate in educational administration and superintendency from Saint Louis University, a master’s degree in elementary administration and principalship from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Harris Teachers College. She has master of arts in pastoral studies from the Aquinas Institute of Theology.