Phone: 469-752-1157


Degrees and Certifications:

-Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies -Master of Education in Teacher Leadership -Elementary Self-Contained Gr. 1-8 -Elementary English Grades 1-8 -English as a Second Language Cert. -Gifted & Talented Certification

Mrs. Knighton

Tittle I Support Specialist

In 1998 I graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. I was fortunate enough to have my student teaching experience right here at Dooley Elementary just prior to graduating.   I later received a Master's degree in Teacher Leadership from Lamar University.  I have spent all but one of my teaching years at Dooley Elementary and can honestly say I am a Dooley Dragon Forevermore! 

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.  It is also very important to me to build a relationship with my students' parents. I believe that we can achieve more together and believe that parent involvement plays a valuable role in our students' social, emotional, and academic success. 

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.