• Welcome back!


    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 12 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 the 2018 door has closed, we are greeted by the many adventures and successful moments that 2019 will offer to us.  


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



    Holly Martinez

    Interim Principal

    Knapp Elementary School

    Inspire + Innovate + Change