Jill Knudsen, Assistant Principal

  • Hello!  I am the proud Assistant Principal of Obama Elementary School. I have worked in St. Paul Public Schools for twenty-five 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, and I received my Master's in Education degree from the University of MN. 

     I feel like I have come home at Obama because my first teaching job was here many 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 and staff and families to create a fun, safe, and respectful community. 

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