Welcome Families! 

    I look forward to working with you and your child this year. I anticipate a successful, productive, and exciting year! This will be the start of my 16th year of teaching. How quickly time has passed!! I have been a first-grade teacher for all 16 years; however this will be my fourth year teaching at Mississippi. I have taught first-grade in Minneapolis, North St. Paul, and the Osseo-Maple Grove District. 

    I graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a double major in Elementary Education and Psychology. I received my Masters of Arts in Education degree from Hamline University. 

    I live in Coon Rapids with my 12-year-old daughter and eight-year-old twins - one boy and one girl. My oldest is now in middle school!! Where did the time go?! This summer I was able to enjoy quality time with my children going for walks, playing at the park, and swimming. 

    I love teaching first-grade because it is a year of amazing growth both academically and socially!! I am lucky to be a part of the amazing staff at Mississippi and I am looking forward to another great year!

  • Digital day schedule

      Day 1: Core and Media
      Day 2: Art
      Day 3: PE and Music
      Day 4: Explorations
      Day 5: PE and Music
  • Alissa Knutson  
    Alissa Knutson    
    First-Grade Teacher
    Mississippi Elementary
    10620 Direct River Dr.
    Coon Rapids, MN 55433