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Math, Projects, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Writing


Having graduated from Southern Connecticut State University, I have always been an owl! As an undergraduate I double majored in Elementary Education and Recreation and Leisure. I continued on to earn a Masters degree as a Reading and Language Arts Specialist, as well as a sixth year degree in Educational Foudnations. 


 I taught grade 1 at Montowese School for 5 years.  In addition to teaching first grade I was a Reading Specialist at Montowese for grades K - 5.  Currently, I am back teaching first and LOVE it! Teaching students to learn to read or to become even better readers is one of the most rewarding aspects of my career. The smile that comes across a child's face when they have learned something new is priceless!


I have always called North Haven home. I enjoy teaching here at Clintonville Elementary School because I remember coming to school here as a student myself.  I am part of a very large family.  I am the youngest of 6 kids and am the only girl.  It is great to now be on the other side watching the first graders begin to experience the excitement of school each day. It is my goal to provide them with opportunities to discover their strengths and develop friendships with their fellow classmates.


I also am the proud Mom of our twin 9 year old girls, Elizabeth and Erin and Alexis who is seven years old. We have a 15 year old female cat named Peaches.   My husband, Mr. Knapp, decided a few years ago that he shouldn't be the only boy in our home so we rescued a puppy who is a  german shepherd/basset hound mix.  His name is Biscuit. He was named by our girls after the famous Biscuit character in children's books!


When we aren't busy watching the girls dance, cheerlead, do gymnastics, or playing basketball and softball I love to SHOP!! I also enjoy reading biographies and short stories. I really enjoy baking.  Luckily, my family LOVES desserts so I get to bake often.  I am most famous for my chocolate chip cookies! 

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