Hello everyone! My name is Annie Knepper and I am excited to be part of Sierra Verde’s first grade team this school year! I am originally from rural Iowa and grew up on a dairy farm. I meet my husband, Mike, at Loras College in Dubuque, IA, and we have been together ever since. Mike and I spend a lot of time outside and like to travel. I enjoy doing yoga, getting lost in books, and being crafty. I’ve also been exploring Arizona’s beautiful hiking trails since we’ve moved. We decided to leave the snow behind and moved to Arizona.
I have my BA in Elementary Education and both my Reading and Early Childhood Endorsements. I have taught first grade, kindergarten, and preschool, and third grade. I am so excited to teach first grade, where I get to watch and guide young people as they flourish as readers, writers, mathematicians, and critical thinkers. As a teacher, I believe it is my privilege to help students learn to love learning through exploration and asking questions. I’m looking forward helping my Sierra Verde students become life-long learners!
Please contact me at any time with questions. I believe parents and family members are the most important teachers in a child's life and I am excited to partner with you this year.
Colors: Purple and Blue
Resturant: Starbucks, On the Border, Abuelo's
Drink: Chai Tea or Hot Chocolate
Favorite Treats: Fruit, Popcorn, Chocolate
Shopping Stops: Walmart (for class pet supplies) Michaels, Amazon :)
Hobby: Yoga, Reading, Crafting (I spend a lot of time at Michaels)