New school hours for McKinney ISD Elementary Students: 8:00 - 3:07

Karen Knowles

3rd Grade Teacher

Karen Knowles Bio

I grew up in a very small town called Whitesboro, Texas. I graduated with 51 friends. I played two years of basketball for Weatherford College before transferring to TWU in Denton. I worked in the corporate world for 10 years before I became a teacher. I began teaching for McKinney in 2000. I am so excited to begin another year at Wolford Elementary. My husband retired from McKinney as the athletic coordinator for Dowell Middle School. He taught for 34 years. My mother taught for 35 years and my brother and sister-in-law are coaches. You could say teaching is the family business.

My dream growing up was to marry a “cowboy” (just like my Daddy) and live on a ranch in West Texas. So, I married a football coach and live in McKinney. Close enough!! I have two beautiful daughters. Meghan played softball for La Tech and now is the head softball coach for Frisco Centennial. Janie also played four years of college softball for Arkansas Tech. She is now a PE teacher  Prosper ISD. (both girls carrying on the family business)