Mrs. Knighton is excited to be at AAE for another school year. She is the first grade teacher and the STEM teacher for all grades. Mrs. Knighton earned her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education at James Madison University. Her teaching career began in Henrico County Public Schools before she made the switch to AAE in 2016. She loves teaching because of the connections she makes with the students and the creativity that goes into making a lesson fun for her kids. Mrs. Knighton lives with her husband, her two kids, Bella and Rowan, and her cat, Twinkie. They love to go on hikes and spend time with friends and family. In her free time, Mrs. Knighton enjoys graphic design and solving crossword puzzles.