About The Teacher
Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to Kindergarten!! My name is Tracie Knowlton and I am so excited to be your child's Kindergarten teacher! I think Kindergarten is the most awesome place to be! We are going to have a great, but different year and I look forward to learning many new things with each of you.
A little about me - My husband and I have been married for 39 years and have 3 beautiful daughters and 2 great son-in-laws. My oldest daughter, Bryn, and her husband Jason live in New Hampshire where they teach at a university. They are also busy raising our 3 beautiful grandchildren, twins Riley and Easton, who are 7 and in 1st grade and little Piper who just turned four. I love being a grandma - it's the best!! My second daughter Katie and her husband Spencer live in Mesa. He is an attorney in Mesa and she works for Banner Hospital as an RN. They are also busy raising cute little Nora who is almost three. We love having at least one grandchild close by! Our youngest daughter, Shae, graduated from ASU in Non-Profit Management and Leadership and works for Special Olympics after spending 2 years teaching English in Japan. My hobbies include sewing, reading and spoiling my grandbabies! I love Mexican food, shopping at Hobby Lobby and my favorite color is orange.
I graduated from Brigham Young University and taught for 8 years before I became a stay at home mom with my girls. During that time I returned to school and received my masters in education from NAU. I was excited to return to the teaching field as my girls grew older and could not have found a more wonderful place to work than Mirada.
My own children went to Mirada when it first opened and I am beginning my 20th year as a teacher here. Mirada has been an important part of our family and I hope it will be an important place for you as well. As a parent I was highly involved in my children’s classrooms and I welcome you to be a part of our classroom as much as possible. I look forward to working with each of you.
Your child’s success at school this year is my goal. I look forward to providing a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for your child to learn and grow. Kindergarten is an awesome place - come and enjoy!