Welcome to Mrs. Knipp’s Class

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I am the Specific Learning Disabilities Strategist here at Heart River.  This is my 2nd year as a Special Education teacher.  I started my teaching career at Amboy Middle School Teaching 8th grade language arts.  My teaching journey took me to Marmarth Elementary school in Marmarth, ND.  Here I taught in a 2 room school house teaching grades K-4th for 3 years.  My love for teaching and seeing all students succeed took me from being the teacher to being the student once again.  I took a leave from teaching to pursue my Master’s of Special Education Strategist from Montana State University and University of North Dakota.

Email me at sknipp@dpsnd.org

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My name is McKenzie Gardner. I am originally from northern California and moved to Dickinson in 2013. I received Bachelors of Science Degree in psychology from Dickinson State University in 2017. This is my second year at Heart River Elementary and I am very excited for this journey. I was a paraprofessional last year which sparked my interest in working in special education! I am currently enrolled through the University of North Dakota where I am able to work towards my Master’s Degree in Special Education with a specialization as a strategist. I also have the wonderful opportunity this year to work at Heart River Elementary as a special education resident teacher.

Email me at mgardner@dpsnd.org