Anita S. Knott, LMSW
    Positive Behavior Specialist

    Anita Knott,

    Positive Behavior Specialist/  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 have work experience in community mental health- counseling and administration and training and certifying foster parents. This is my 16th 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 21 years and God has loaned us three handsome sons.  Andric, a Petal grad, attending Mississippi State University, and twins Isaiah and Isaac, are seniors at Petal High. My motto is Faith, Family and Fun. 
     You can contact me  anita.knott@petalschools.com or call the office (601)584-6301.