Tommie Graham


As Interviewed by William Thompson, March 9, 2015
"Stand up for what you believe in, don't take guff from anybody. It's like, if you know you can do the job, and you've proven you can do the job, then you just keep doing your job, and don't let anybody get in your way, which is not easy to do all of the time."
Tommie Graham

Introductory Profile: About Tommie Graham

Tommie Graham was enlisted in the United States Air Force for five years in the late 20th century, and she now teaches first grade at Pease Elementary in Austin. She taught me in first grade. She is kind and personable. She has long auburn hair and wears glasses.

In our interview, we talked about the difficulties of being a woman in the military and about teaching at a diverse school, such as Pease. I feel like the interview was very clear and informative, and Mrs. Graham was able to say what she wanted to say. The experience overall was really quite delightful.