Hello and welcome! 

My name is Kyle Allard and I am very excited to be teaching ELL and Language Arts 7 here at McKnight Middle School!  

On this site you will be able to:

  • Find assignments, presentations, and other class materials.
  • Check homework.
  • Turn some assignments in electronically.
  • Find book recommendations from your peers.
  • Contact me.

A little bit about me:

After college, I lived in Paraguay for two and a half years, teaching English with the Peace Corps and working with community radio stations. I then taught Language Arts at an American school in Guatemala for two years. After 5 years in Latin America, I am conversationally fluent in Spanish!  
Within the last year, I got married and completed my Masters in Teaching from University of Washington. In my free time, I like to ski, hike, garden, play frisbee, and - last but not least - devour books!  Some of my favorite authors: Ursula K. LeGuin, David Mitchell, and Gabriel García Márquez. The unforgettable book that sparked my love of reading? J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit
REMINDER about Breakfast: 
We encourage all students to have breakfast before class.  Breakfast is available at 7:35 on Mondays through Thursdays, and at 9:05 on Fridays