Phone: 469-752-1142


Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Self-Contained Grades 1-8 Elementary English Grades 1-8 English as a Second Language Certification Gifted & Talented Certification

Mrs. Knighton

In 1998 I graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.  I later received a Master's degree in Teacher Leadership from Lamar University.  All of my teaching years, except for one, have been at Dooley Elementary.

I believe that building a relationship with my students is the first step in creating a successful learning environment. Former students will tell you that I love to incorporate relevant life stories to provide real-world examples of the objectives that we are learning at school.  

My family is amazing!  I am married to my husband Bill, who is a 1983 graduate of Plano East High school.  Our two children, Ryan & Brandon are former Dooley Dragons.  Though they are grown, they continue to be a source of joy in my life.   


  •    Daily Schedule

    7:40-8:00   Morning meeting & morning routine procedures.

    8:00-9:30   Mathematics

    9:30-9:45   Snack/Read Aloud

    9:45-11:15  Literacy

    11:15-12:05 Specials 

    12:05-12:35 Lunch

    12:35-1:05   Recess

    1:05-1:45-    Social Studies & Writing

    1:45-2:45     Science


    Teacher planning time is 11:15-12:05*

    *Teachers team plan during this time, but

    conferences/phone calls can be scheduled during this time.