About the Teacher

Phone: 623-445-5377

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Degrees and Certifications:

Standard Professional Elementary Education k-8 SEI Endorsement Reading Endorsement k-8 Middle Grades General Science

Mrs. Knierim

 

Hello and welcome to all things Science! I have spent the last 10 years teaching grades as young as 3rd and as old as 8th (with the exception of 6th grade... they are stinky :) just kidding). Somewhere along the line I discovered that I really like figuring out why things work they way they do and tinkering with what happens if you try it a different way. This was the beginning of my love of science! For the past 6 years I have been teaching multiple sections of science to 5th graders, 7th graders and 8th graders. In the summers I usually take extra science classes to learn in order to deepen my understanding of science and discover new ways to make it fun and engaging for students as well!
 
I can be a bit of a nerd and drop ridiculous science puns and "dad jokes"...It's okay if you laugh, roll your eyes (respectfully) or even shake your head. I'm a total nerd and I embrace all of it :) With that being said, you are entering a non-judement zone. I promise to accept and appreciate every one of you for the awesome and unique individual that you are! However, I also expect that you to treat me and each other in the same respectful manner.

I am so happy you are all in my class and can't wait to get to know each one of you this year!

Family

  • When I’m not being a science teacher, I spend my time hanging out with my family. My husband who is an Arizona 2 time "Best Mustache" winner (yes, it’s true, he’s a celebrity), our 2 children and I enjoy doing all things nature. We love going camping, hiking biking and getting away from the city for some deliciously burnt marshmallow s’mores over a fire, under the star riddled night sky!

    Every other spare minute that is left over goes to hockey. Our daughter Adalinn (11), plays for the all girls Kachina hockey team, Jaxon (7) currently plays for the Peoria house league, and their dad plays for fun on men’s league when he's not coaching Adalinn's team. When they aren't playing, you can catch us cheering on the Coyotes on TV.

     

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