Phone: (816) 316-7662


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Ann Knowles, M.Ed.

7th grade Reading Teacher


Years of teaching experience:

16 years of experience


Area of expertise (if you have extended education in a particular subject)

Middle School Communication Arts and Reading


Educational background

2002 Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction UMKC

1993 Bachelor of Science Elementary and Middle School Education


Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice

I believe a quality education is the key to a person’s success, both professionally and personally.  I attended Burke, Smith Hale and Ruskin HS. When I came back to teaching after taking time off to stay home with children, I chose Smith Hale. This was the best desion I could have made. I love my job and my students!


Personal Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy exploring Kansas City.   I have four kids. Three one is in Elementary school and three are in Middle school!  Their activities fill up most of my spare time.