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    About The Teacher
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    Dear Parents and Students,

    Hi! My name is Karen Knight and I am SO excited to be teaching on the first grade team at KTA! This will be my 27th year of teaching. I have also been a second grade teacher, Title I Coordinator, reading specialist and K-5 reading and math coach. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from ASU, a Master’s Degree from NAU, and a Doctorate from ASU. I grew up in New York, but have lived in Arizona since college. I have a supportive family close by, and an amazing 22 year old son. He fills my heart and makes me laugh every day. In my spare time, I enjoy going to see movies, concerts, comedy shows, traveling, and visiting with friends.

    I consider it a great privilege and responsibility to be your child’s teacher. I will provide a positive and warm learning environment where each child will be challenged, and encouraged to take risks. I value parent involvement at school and at home because it has a powerful and lasting impact on their academic success and fosters a positive school experience. I look forward to partnering with you in this upcoming year of rich and rewarding experiences for your child, and anticipate an extremely successful year for every student in our class.  Go Tigers!!


    Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.