Mrs. Knauf - 4th Grade


I am so excited to be a fourth year teacher at McKinley Elementary!  My name is Tara Knauf, and I am thrilled to be teaching Fourth Grade this school year.  I graduated from Illinois State University where I taught Response to Intervention groups at Metcalf Elementary School for three years. During my free time, I enjoy singing and acting in musicals, spending time with my friends and family, and traveling!  I also began my Masters Degree this year in Reading at Illinois State University.  I am so excited for the fun experiences that this school year will bring and feel very lucky to be apart of the Ottawa School District.  

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Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!  I am happy to talk with you!

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I graduated from Illinois State University (Go Redbirds!) in May 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Eduction.  I also hold an endorsement in Reading.  I am currently working on my Masters Degree at Illinois State University in Reading.