Mrs. Barb Knutson
Hello! My name is Barb Knutson, and I am excited to be part of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School as the Reading Resource teacher. My BS degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education is from Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU). I also have a MS degree in Elementary Learning Disabilities from NWMSU. I have additional teaching endorsements in reading and other special education areas. My teaching experiences include public and private schools as a preschool teacher and director, 1st grade teacher, and special education teacher in preschool and elementary classrooms. I have also worked as a special education consultant with AEA.
My husband, Randy, and I live in Ankeny. We have two daughters. Meghan is a chiropractor in Urbandale, and Kristyn is a cosmetologist in Ankeny. Our other family members include Mia, our cat, and Charlie, our dog who is a chihuahua. We both enjoy gardening and spending time in Okoboji. I enjoy reading, watching movies, taking care of my flowers and most of all baking (my Facebook page is called Just My Cup of Cake).
I am looking forward to working with the staff, the families, and the students at St. Luke’s. I know it is going to be a great year!