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Kittie Weston-Knauer Offers Encouragement, Perspective For This School Year

Tamarcus Brown
If COVID-19 rates continue to climb so will the rates of remote learning.

Most students in Iowa will not be in the classroom full-time, at least for the start of the year. It's not going to be an easy or normal school year, but this isn’t the first time students have had to overcome obstacles.

On this podcast episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Kittie Weston-Knauer of Des Moines. She is a retired school principal and worked for 33 years in the Des Moines Public Schools. She’s also a BMX bike racer and grew up in South Carolina. Weston-Knauer was the only black student in her high school pursuing college prep courses, and it wasn’t easy.


Kittie Weston-Knauer, former principal, Des Moines Public Schools

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River