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Kristin Graham, M.Ed.

Account Manager

Kristin Graham

Kristin Graham, M.Ed., serves as Account Manager for SAM where she serves partner organizations primarily through overseeing partnerships, professional learning, and operational success. Kristin joined SAM in 2022 after serving for 14 years as a teacher and leader in gifted education in Houston and Shanghai. She has a strong background in strategic planning, managing competing priorities and resources, and keeping the big picture in mind. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in education from Texas A&M University.

Kristin has been most active in the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented and now gets to serve the association as a staff member. She loves to help organizations operate at their best and empower their members to accomplish their goals. She loves getting to learn and experience new things through her work and keeps a service-first mindset with her teammates and partners.

Partners: Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education, Dallas-Fort Worth Association Executives

Outside of work, I love... Going on walks with my beagle, Hardy, home improvement projects & design, traveling to national parks, and reruns of the West Wing.   

Assessments: Guardian (Predictive Index), Enneagram 9

My SAM super power is... Being a strong advocate for teammates and partners.

Why I love association management: Getting to learn about associations’ missions and see how their teams work together to achieve goals is inspiring. It is such a privilege to learn about all the different kinds of work people are coming together to accomplish.

Favorite thing about working at SAM: The team! Everyone operates at such a high level and are also incredibly kind and generous with each other.

Favorite SAM Core Value:
Stay curious