Our Principal

Mrs. Mellon

Hello KNE!

I cannot begin to express how truly honored I am to serve as the Knob Noster Elementary Principal.  I am amazed daily at what an inspiring and dedicated staff I have at KNE.  I don't think it has been said any better than by the words of Helen Keller, "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." This quote is so fitting for our school.  We work as a team to instill learning in every child and help them reach their maximum individual potential.  

My true passion is helping students and staff reach their fullest ability and to grow and learn each day.  I encourage students and staff to try new things, broaden their horizon and don't forget to laugh a little in the process.  

A little about me, I was raised in Blue Springs, Missouri but have called Kansas my home for almost twenty years.  I live with my husband Jon and we have one daughter, Hannah.  I enjoy spending time with my family, my 2 dogs; Tony & Kash, and I love to read!  I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from UCM and a Master’s Degree in School Leadership from Baker University. I am currently pursuing my specialist in leadership.  I taught in the classroom for ten years and then moved onto administration five years ago and have enjoyed every minute so far.

My door is always open, please take time to stop in to say “hello”. You can also email me at kmellon@knr8.net or call the office at 660-563-3019, my extension is 2501.

Our building theme this year at KNE is "Teamwork Makes the Dream Work" so don't be surprised if you see an emphasis on working together this year!


Kristi Mellon

Knob Noster Elementary Principal