Welcome to third grade! Our names are Stephanie Knapp and Christa Jeffreys and we are looking forward to having a successful year with you and your child. We are going to be doing a job share this year. Mrs. Knapp will teach Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Mrs. Jeffreys will teach Thursdays and Fridays. This arrangement allows us time to spend with our families while still doing the job we love... teaching kids! We would like to take this time to introduce ourselves.
Mrs. Knapp attended Northwest Nazarene University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in May of 2003. Six years ago, she completed her Masters in Reading and Literacy from City University. In the fall of 2011 she achieved her National Board Certification. This will be her tenth year teaching, and her seventh year teaching third grade. Prior to coming to Lakeland Hills, she taught fifth grade for three years at Ilalko Elementary.
Mrs. Knapp and her husband, Tim, have been married for nine years, and live in Puyallup. They have an 'almost' four-year-old daughter, Ava and an eight month old daughter, Zoe. Mr. and Mrs. Knapp both love to travel! Her hobbies include camping, hiking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Mrs. Jeffreys attended Western Washington University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Child Development with an endorsement in K-8 education in March of 2004. Five years ago she completed her Masters in Reading and Literacy from Walden University. She achieved her National Board Certification in 2011. This will be her ninth year teaching. Prior to joining Lakeland Hills she taught 4th grade for four years at Ilalko and then one year at Chinook Elementary.
Mrs. Jeffreys and her husband, Brendan, have been married for almost nine years and also live in Puyallup. They have a 4 1/2 year old son, Connor, and an 18 month old son, Hudson. Mrs. Jeffreys' hobbies include reading, playing soccer, coaching soccer, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Our goal, as your child’s teachers, is to help your child feel successful in all areas at school. In addition, we will encourage your child to reach his or her highest potential academically, socially, and emotionally. We hold high expectations in order for your child to reach his or her highest potential and to be well prepared for the intermediate grades.
In reaching this goal we need you and your child’s support. Working as a team will only strengthen the education your child deserves. We know will we have a fun, eventful, and memorable year.
Please feel free to let us know any information that may help us to be successful with your child. If you want to speak with us for any reason, you may email us at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at school, (253) 876-7711 (ext. 3100).
Thank you for supporting your child’s education.
Christa Jeffreys and Stephanie Knapp