Welcome to Mrs. Denning-Knapp's
The most important thing I can teach my students is how to persevere and love learning. All of my learners deserve an education that allows them to grow and acquire the skills they need to meet challenges as they make their way toward life beyond high school.
I teach AP Psychology, US History, and Philosophy. I am passionate about teaching my students how to think about the world. I am a fellow in the 2018 cohort of the Teach Plus Texas Policy Fellowship where I work with other educators to advocate for students, teachers, and public education at the state level. I attended the University of Texas at Austin as an undergrad (Hook 'em!) and I am currently a graduate candidate in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's M.A. program. This means that when I'm not at McNeil, I am most likely doing a lot of researching and writing.
I always stay busy! When I'm not teaching or doing grad school things, I'm likely to be at a basketball game, hanging out with my family, playing my guitar, gardening, creating things, or doing non-academic reading or writing.
I enjoy being active in my community. I also help out with my son's basketball league and I volunteer with The Caring Place in Georgetown. I have a dog named Waylon.
CORE VALUES of B106:
Respect this place.
Respect your own right to learn.
Respect the right of others to learn and work.
Remind 101: Please text the appropriate code to 81010.
AP Psych: @k88ec2
US History: @63ge6
Find reminders, handouts, assignments, and announcements on Google Classroom.
I use Remind 101 and Google Classroom to keep in touch with students. Remind 101 codes are located on each subject page.
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