About Mr. Knaus

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  • Graduated from Minneapolis Patrick Henry, 1994
  • Graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN in 1998
  • Married to Amy
  • 2 kids, Ian (born in 2004) and Ella (born in 2008)
  • Graduate school at Saint Mary's University, Twin Cities.
  • Licenses: in K-6 Elem., 5-8 Comm. Arts, & K-8 Keyboarding for Computer Applications (File #431478)
  • Worked at Cityview from 2001-2012.
  • Taught at Cityview from 2004-2012.
  • Taught at Seward: 2012-2013.
  • Teaching at Olson since 2013.
  • Teaching AVID since 2008.

Below is a description of Mr. Knaus from AVID Summer Institute in Dallas written by another teacher.

This Minneapolis teacher exuberates radiance throughout his classroom with stories about lucky charms, familial relationships, country music and technology.  Ben Knaus enlightens a room filled with curious young minds with his secrets living true happiness.  With wide bright eyes intensely staring at him, Ben reminisces about his earliest memories of his bus stop moment of learning how to skip with his mother and leaving remnants of his not-so-favorite meal upon his grandfather's shoulder.

-Jess Blas
Teacher-Ruth Dowell Middle School
McKinney ISD, Texas
June 23, 2008