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.