My name is Kim Knotts and I have had the opportunity to work in the Fountain Valley School District for twenty years. Newland has been my school throughout this season. First grade has been my home for the majority of this time, however I have spent some time in other grades or with other responsibilities. Other grades I have taught include kindergarten, kindergarten first combination, third, and fifth. In 2008 through 2010, I stepped out of the classroom to mentor teachers on staff through a program called The Art of Teaching, funded by the Cotsen Family Foundation. I feel truly blessed to be part of a wonderful team and to work in a career that I love.