Peter Graham


Nina Wickert, Contributor

Now in his 29th year of teaching, Peter Graham has been around science all his life. Both of his parents were science teachers who introduced their children to scientific thinking and exposed them to the outdoors.

Mr. Graham graduated from Santa Fe High in 1980, earned his bachelor’s degree in natural science from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colo., and a bachelor’s in secondary education from the University of New Mexico. He taught physical and life science for three years at DeVargas Middle School when he first started his career and transferred to Santa Fe High in 1990.

As a biology teacher, Mr. Graham said he enjoys how the subject is not mundane. “I like the fact that it is a constantly changing field and new discoveries are always being made,” he explained. “The biology that I teach now is not the biology that I taught 25 years ago.” Mr. Graham also teaches astronomy and geology.

In his spare time, Mr. Graham coaches Santa Fe High’s cross country and track and field teams. He says he has taught here all these years because he loves the school and the city it is in.