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    Mrs Knect, Elementary Principal   

    Welcome to Jim Thorpe Fundamental, where students Soar like Eagles! I am very excited to introduce myself to you as your new principal. My name is Karen Knecht and I have had multiple positions in this district over the past 30 years. I am thrilled to be your instructional leader and through our joint efforts we will continue to succeed. It is an honor and a privilege to serve our students, teachers, parents and the community. Our goal at Jim Thorpe is to equip students with a positive growth mindset and provide them with opportunities to grow. It is important for them to understand it is through our failures that we learn. We want our students to be willing to take risks, to share their ideas, to welcome challenges as we move through this year to prepare them for their college and career.

    Our campus has had a face lift with 7 beautiful murals and planter boxes which were donated by Surgical Care Affiliates. The art work was provided by Operation Clean Slate and the painting was completed by volunteers and our fabulous families this summer. Our new Wellness Center will soon be open. We will keep you posted for its Grand Opening. This year we have full day kindergarten and many new and exciting activities for our families. Please check our calendar so you don’t miss any. I’m looking forward to seeing you throughout the school year. I have an open door policy so please stop by anytime and hope to see you at our parent meetings.

    Go Team Thorpe!


    Principal  Karen Knecht  
    email: Karen.Knecht@sausd.us   
    Assistant Principal  Cynthia P. Esteban  
    email:  Cynthia.Esteban @sausd.us  
    Assistant Principal Alisa Tincup
    email: Alisa.Tincup@sausd.us
    Mrs. Knecht  

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