I am the new 3rd grade teacher and am loving being back at Calera Elementary!
I grew up in Roberta on a peanut farm and went to school and graduated from Blue High School. As a matter of fact, I was the last graduating class before the consolidation of Blue/Bokchito. I graduated from SOSU in December of 1995 and my first teaching job was in 1996 teaching Science at Calera. I now have 19 years of teaching experience.
I have been married for 22 years to Brad McKnight, a graduate of Calera High School, and we have 2 children. Bradley is a junior and Presley is in the sixth grade. We definitely have a love of basketball in our home! If you know my son very well, you know he eats and sleeps basketball. He is very dedicated at practicing and getting better each day. Presley loves playing basketball and softball, and she is a huge fan of her brothers. During the season, we spend most nights in a gym and probably most of our food in a drive thru!
Besides my love of watching my kids play sports, I also enjoy shopping and having family get togethers that involves some great down home cooking! Our church home is FBC in Durant. I am very thankful to be working with a great staff and making an impact on these little 3rd graders that I have been given this year!