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Welcome letter

Jillian Knapp

Dear Pine Tree Center Families,

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to you as the current Supervisor of Pine Tree Center (PTC). I had the great opportunity to be the Special Education Coach during the 2018-2019 school year and assist with the opening of PTC. I enjoyed working with all of your children this past year as Supervisor and loved seeing the growth each student made. PTC was built to give all students the opportunity to succeed as well as enjoy school while targeting all learning styles. I truly believe PTC is a unique and special place and I look forward to continuing to build the ASD, EI, and PHASES programs.

I have 15 years of experience in special education. I have worked for Lake Orion Schools since 2006. I was a School Psychologist and serviced a variety of buildings in that capacity including CERC Early Childhood, Blanche Sims Elementary, Orion Oaks Elementary, Waldon Middle School, Oakview Middle School, and Lake Orion High School. I was also a co-facilitator of the Kindergarten and First Grade Early Reading Initiative and have worked in all of Lake Orion’s elementary buildings developing early reading programs. As the Special Education Coach for the 2018-2019 school year, I worked with all of the special education programs across the entire district and have enjoyed working with so many of Lake Orion’s students.

The mission of Pine Tree Center is to “Provide an exemplary education for all learners”. I truly believe that every student deserves a quality education that meets each student’s individual needs and that happens when the school and families work together. Therefore, I will be calling on all of the PTC staff, students, and families to work together to help each student reach his/her potential.

I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to lead at PTC and look forward to continuing to work with all of you for the 2020-2021 school year!

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share. 

Best Regards,

Jillian Knapp

Pine Tree Center Supervisor