Anita S. Knott, LMSW
    Positive Behavior Specialist

    Anita Knott,

    Positive Behavior Specialist/  Behavior Counselor

    I am so glad to be here at  #TheMiddle!  I have served in the Petal School District for the past five years and it has been such a blessing.  I am so looking forward to a FANTASTIC school year. 
    Just a little about me... I began my education at Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, TX before transferring to the University of Southern Mississippi. I received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Studies,  a Master of Science in Family and Consumer Studies-Child Development, and a Master's in Social Work. I am completing my first year as a doctoral student in social work at Barry University in Miami Shores, FL.
    I have work experience in community mental health- counseling and administration and training and certifying foster parents. This is my 17th year in education and it has been a very rewarding experience. This year,  I plan to continue to work with students, faculty, interns, and parents. My goal this year is to enhance the social/emotional well-being of those that walk the halls here at #TheMiddle.   
     I have been married to my wonderful husband, Cedric, for the past 22 years and God has loaned us three handsome sons.  Andric, a Petal grad, attending Mississippi State University, and twins Isaiah and Isaac, are recent graduates and will be attending Pearl River Community College in the fall.  My motto is Faith, Family, and Fun. 
     You can contact me  anita.knott@petalschools.com or call the office at (601)584-6301.