Dawn Knappenberger
I have been a certified gifted teacher in the public schools for 32 years.  An Arizona native, I graduated from Arizona State University with Bachelor of Arts in Education and Master of Arts in Education degrees with specialization in math and science.  I love working with children and creating curriculum activities.  I am especially interested in developing critical thinking skills in students, using motivating science and math lessons to stimulate the curiousity of children. 
 My mission in life is to encourage students to learn to love learning.  I delight in awakening the inquisitive minds of youngsters, and I enjoy celebrating the successes of my many former students.  Even reluctant scholars respond to creative and enthusiastic lessons, and I love watching the insatiable thirst for knowledge our children exhibit once they begin to explore topics which are of interest to them.   
Arizona State Teacher Certification  Grades K-8   Valid through 2022
Educational Endorsements in Gifted Education and Early Childhood Education
Educator in Mesa Public Schools for 32 years
Instructor at ASU Summer Science camps,  Arizona Science Center Summer Program, and Camp Invention/ Scottsdale    
Curriculum Developer and Instructor for Mind Magic for Little Thinkers
Member of MENSA

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