Who is Mrs. Knight?

  • Hello, my name is Mrs. Dena Knight.  This is my 17th year teaching in the Gates Chili School district.  I am also a graduate of Gates Chili.  Growing up I attended Neil Armstrong school.  I have taught 2nd grade for three years and 1st grade for six years. This will be my eighth year teaching Kindergarten. I couldn't be more excited for this school year to begin.  

    I am a undergraduate of St. Bonaventure University.  I received my degree in Elementary Education.  I continued my education through an online program from Walden University.  I received my Masters degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in reading and literacy.   

    In my free time I enjoy reading, exercising and spending time with my family. My husband and I  love to watch our 11 year old son, Mason, play hockey and lacrosse and our 8 year old daughter, Madison, do gymnastic and play lacrosse.  They keep us very busy and active.  We have had a wonderful summer playing outside, swimming, camping,  watching movies, go for walks, going to the library and most of all reading.  We love to read books just like you.  This summer we added an addition to our family. Axel is our new puppy. We love to play with him and take him for short walks. You will feel as though you know my family because I will tell you stories about them all the time. 

    I am looking forward to working with all my 2019-2020 students and families.