Room 206 - Mr. Knaus
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A little bit about me: I live near Burroughs with my wife and our two children. Both of our children have been students here at Burroughs, and our daughter a 6th grader at Ramsey Middle School.  Our son is now a 9th grader at Washburn High School.  When I'm not at school or hanging out with my family, I like to run, play soccer, play with our 8 chickens and our dog, and try to make my guitar sound like something approaching music.

Professionally, I graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in Political Science and Spanish. After working for a couple of years as a social worker, I returned to graduate school at the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul for my Master's degree and Teaching Credentials. I have been teaching in the Minneapolis Public Schools since 1996 (with a five year break, during which I taught in the Education Department at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University). This is my ninth year at Burroughs Community School and my fourth year in second grade - I have previously taught kindergarten and first grade (but not at the same time).

The best way to contact me is via email at jake.knaus@mpls.k12.mn.us. Feel free to also send a note in your child's folder.