• Mrs. Noetzel Special Education Teacher 

    Grades 4, 5 and 6

    We are a team here at Knapp working together, striving to be successful Knapp Knights and citizens in all areas we pursue.  I am looking so forward to working with all the amazing students and staff for the 2021-2022 school year.  


     Inspirational Quote- "Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of leaning but also capable of succeeding." ~Robert John Meehan
  • Meet the Teacher - Mrs. Noetzel
    Mrs. Noetzel
    My name is Kim Noetzel and I am the Student Support Services Teacher here at Knapp for grades 4 through 6. This will be my 21st year of teaching.  I got my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Mild Interventions at Manchester College which is now Manchester University.  Upon graduating from Manchester I moved back to Michigan City and taught 7th and 8th grade non-departmentalized at St. Stan's here in Michigan City for 3 years.  I then moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where I taught in a self-contained classroom for students with emotional disabilities for 10 years.  I met my husband, who is originally from South Bend, in Indianapolis where we lived in Fishers, Indiana.  My husband got a job in Valparaiso which allowed us to move up here closer to family.  We moved here in 2015 and I started teaching at Knapp. I was a resource teacher the first year and then have been co-teaching each year since. I love pushing into the classroom and working with ALL the students.  Besides teaching, my family is very important to me.  We have 2 amazing boys, Jaxon is 9 years old and in 4th grade and Connor is 6 years old and is 1st grade this year.  I grew up in Michigan City and am very happy to be home and teaching at Knapp which is the school I went to as a child. I am very excited about working with all the amazing groups of students. I have a lot of plans for the school year and I plan to make this a very prosperous year. 
  • Contact me at:
    If you should have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can reach me via phone or email. I am available before or after school on most days. You can also contact me on each of the teacher's class dojo accounts. I look forward to a great year of working with these extraordinary students and their wonderful and supportive parents.
    Email: knoetzel@mcas.k12.in.us
    Phone: (219) 873-2096, ext. 6458