Administration and Office
Don Knapp Executive Director & Principal
Mr. Knapp has been in the field of education since 1995, and he has been at PPSEL since 2002. He began his love for teaching in high school when he had the opportunity to teach both math and science to elementary students. His undergraduate work was completed at the University of Wyoming with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. His graduate work was completed at the University of Phoenix. He has also spent time doing university work in Seville, Spain.
Over the years, Mr. Knapp has taught a large variety of subjects. He has taught self-contained classrooms from 3rd – 8th grades. He taught preschool-8th grade Spanish. He spent a year teaching elementary music, middle school P.E., Math, Reading, Writing, World Religions, Health, Art, and more. He has coached Math Olympiad, boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ volleyball, and Future Problem Solvers.
Mr. Knapp enjoys basketball (playing, watching, and coaching), camping, hiking, skiing, and fishing.Contact