Jill Knudsen, Assistant Principal

  • My name is Ms. Knudsen and I am the proud Assistant Principal at Obama Elementary School.

    I have worked in St. Paul Public Schools for 26 years.  I have been a paraprofessional, a special education teacher, and a district coach.  I received my Principal's license in 2005 from the University of St. Thomas.  I also attended Hamline University where I studied Psychology.   

    Working at Obama is like coming home to me because my first teaching job was here 19 years ago!  My hope and dream for our scholars is that they will be awakened to their greatness and achieve at their highest level!   I will support our scholars, staff and families to create a high achieving, fun, and collaborative community. 

    In my free time, I love hanging out with my family and our bulldog Etta James.  I enjoy traveling, yoga, house projects, and barbecues!