My name is Shawn Marie Knapp. (Formerly Shawn Marie Nelson). I was born in Washington DC but moved to San Diego when I was 5. I have one older sister. I graduated and got my teaching credential from Pt. Loma Nazarene College. My first teaching assignment was at Spreckels Elementary School 20+ years ago and I have never left. I love it at Spreckels. My first 21 years I taught 4th grade but a few years ago I made the switch to Second Grade and I love it! I love everything about our school- from the teachers, the parents, students and the community! I feel very lucky to have been here my entire career!
I got married a few years ago. I have one son, and two step sons all who also attended Spreckels but are all grown and out of the house now. Now, I live in the Clairemont area with my husband and our dog Stewy.
I am passionate about a lot of things- teaching is definitely one of them- but I also love the beach, sunsets, sports, all types of music and fitness. You may also see me at an Aztec or Padre Game or on my beach cruiser cruising around the bay or beach.