• Welcome back to our new school year, Knapp friends + family!

    I am thrilled to be at Knapp and collaborate with staff, family, students, and community members.  With the many talents throughout our Knapp family, I strongly believe that our students will continue to receive the best education possible; helping to prepare them for college/the workplace and life. 

    I was not only born and raised in Michigan City, but also am a Michigan City Area Schools alumni.  I know the importance of continuing to develop our children into future leaders.  As an educator for over 13 years, the bulk of my experience has taken place teaching, leading, and coaching on the South Side of Chicago.  These valuable experiences helped me transition into a variety of roles within Michigan City Area Schools as a curriculum coach, dean of students, and now principal.

    While this is not the start of the year that we had all expected, please know that our Knapp staff will be working diligently with families and community members to ensure our students receive the best education possible. We are a building that is committed to prioritizing relationship building and the academic success of our students.

    Here's to looking ahead at our students' bright futures, and working collaboratively to help them achieve their goals.

    We've got this!

    Holly Martinez
    Knapp Elementary School
    Inspire + Innovate + Change