About Us

Ms. Pala

Mrs. Keever, Principal

Mrs. Jodi Keever began her teaching career in Knoxville in 2013 as a third grade teacher and has held many leadership roles during her 15 year teaching career.  Prior to this year she was the lead teacher at Mable Woolsey Elementary.  She was also the third grade team leader, has presented and led professional development for staff, and has been a part of curriculum development and review.  In her career Mrs. Keever has taught first grade, second and third grade multi-age, and fifth grade gifted.  

Mrs. Keever’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish from the University of Illinois, a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an English as a second language endorsement from Concordia University, and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Western Illinois University.  She is always looking for opportunities to pursue lifelong learning and plans to continue this as a model for staff and students.

Mrs. Keever is proud to have both of her children attend Mable Woolsey.  Reid is 6 and in first grade.  Adalyn is 4 and is attending her second year of Pre-K.  She also raises sheep with her husband and enjoys reading and fitness.

It is her privilege to lead Mable Woolsey Elementary, and Mrs. Keever is committed to building a nurturing community of lifelong learners while fostering opportunities for social, emotional, and academic growth.

Mrs. Godde

Mrs. Godde, Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Godde has been working for the Knoxville School District since September 18, 2001.  Besides her job, she loves spending time with her family, especially her four grandchildren, and traveling the world.  She has been to Japan, China, Cambodia, Burma, Tanzania, Mauritius, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, England and many other countries. She really enjoys learning about different cultures. "Mrs. Godde works diligently to serve the families, staff and students of Knoxville. She can juggle so many things at once and can often be heard singing a tune to herself at her desk. She is the first person that families come in contact with and she sets the tone for the building. We appreciate all she does and who she is!"

Pre K Team

PreK Team

Ms. Hinkle - Teacher for the Half Day Program (AM & PM)

Miss Lester - Teacher for the Full Day Program

Mrs. VanUnnick - Paraprofessional for the Full Day Program

Mrs. Hinkle - Paraprofessional for the Full Day Program

Ms. Petlach - Paraprofessional for the Half Day Program

Welcome to Kindergarten

Kindergarten Team

Ms. Brown - Teacher, Mrs. Stearns - Paraprofessional & Recess Supervisor with Ms. Brown's Class

Mrs. Hageman - Teacher, Mrs. Vasquez - Paraprofessional & Recess Supervisor with Mrs. Hageman's Class

Mrs. Link - Teacher, Mrs. Jones - Paraprofessional & Recess Supervisor with Mrs. Link's Class

Chelsie Bowman - Teacher, Mrs. Sterr- Paraprofessional & Recess Supervisor with Mrs. Bownman's Class

First Grade

1st Grade Team

Mrs. Miyler- Teacher

Mrs. Luptak - Teacher

Mr. Farquer - Teacher

Mrs. Steele - Teacher

2nd Grade Squad

2nd Grade Team

Mrs. Cypert - Teacher

Mrs. Derham - Teacher

Mrs. Farrell - Teacher

Mrs. McClay - Teacher

3rd Grade

3rd Grade Team

Mrs. Kirgan - Teacher

Mrs. Magee - Teacher

Mrs. VanOpdorp - Teacher

Hello 4th Grade

4th Grade Team

Mrs. Bent - Teacher

Mrs. Nelson - Teacher

Ms. Pomazal - Teacher

Specials Team

Specials Team

Mrs. Fleisher - Librarian

Mrs. Lenz - Music Teacher

Mr. Maxwell - PE Teacher

Mrs. Parrish - Art Teacher

Special Education

Special Education Team

Mrs. Hilman - Resource Teacher

Mrs. Carlson - Resource Teacher

Ms. Sanchez- Resource Teacher

Ms. Smysor - EBD Teacher, Ms. Bishop & Ms. Redington - Special Education Paraprofessionals

Ms. Potter - Cross Categorical Teacher, Mrs. Coombs - Special Education Paraprofessional

Mrs. Ruetz - Speech

Mrs. Derham, Mrs. Goff & Mrs. Secrist - Special Education Paraprofessionals

OT, PT, SW, Psychologist are provided through Knox Warren Special Education Cooperative


Intervention Team

Mrs. Myers - District Coordinator

Ms. Davies - Interventionist

Mrs. Ericson - Interventionist

Austin King- Student Support Services/Counselor

School Nurse

Health Services Team

Mrs. Kimball - District Nurse


Paraprofessional Team

Mrs. Coombs- Instructional Paraprofessional & Recess Supervisor

Mrs. Wenzel - Instructional Paraprofessional & Recess Supervisor

School cafeteria

Kitchen Team

Mrs. Johnson

Mrs. Johnson

Mrs. Asbury

Mrs. Crump


Custodial Team

Mrs. Hatch

Mr. Hatch

Mr. Kunkle