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Ms. Knox Joins Legacy After Nine Years at Jobe MS

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Ms. Lauren Knox organizes materials for testing rooms. Knox worked at Linda Jobe Middle School as a counselor for nine years before moving to Legacy this school year.

Ms. Lauren Knox stands at the front doors, welcoming students with a smile on her face. 

Knox moved to Legacy as the data specialist after working at Linda Jobe for nine years as a middle school counselor. While at Jobe, Ms. Knox worked with the Senior Class of 2024 and Sophomore Class of 2026.

“It fills me with joy seeing former students as they continue to grow into young adults,” Ms. Knox said. “Jobe will always hold a special place in my heart because so many wonderful relationships were built with the staff and students.”

While at Linda Jobe, Ms. Knox worked with Mr. Joseph Harmonson, the principal. Starting in May 2016, they worked together in counselor and AP positions before Harmonson moved to the principal position.

Ms. Knox is an incredible person to work with. She is always kind and considerate.  She will see problems before they pop up and proactively find solutions.  Above all, she has a heart for students and wants to push everyone to be better,” Mr. Harmonson said. “Ms. Knox was always a support for our staff and students. She made herself available to listen to needs and concerns of the entire campus and worked to ensure those needs were met.”

After three years teaching fourth grade in Burleson and nine years counseling at Linda Jobe, Ms. Knox moved to her first high school position. Her previous jobs contained daily interactions with students, whereas her position at Legacy consisted of more interactions with teachers and less with students.

I look forward to supporting a campus in a new way, different way and just to change things up a little bit. I’ve never worked at a high school. I’m eager to be at a campus where the students are familiar to me, and to support the campus in a different way.

— Ms. Lauren Knox

“I look forward to supporting a campus in a new way, different way and just to change things up a little bit,” Ms. Knox said. “I’ve never worked at a high school. I’m eager to be at a campus where the students are familiar to me, and to support the campus in a different way.”

Ms. Knox monitors the hallways during lunches and passing periods. She sees all of her former middle school students walking through the high school, grown and mature. Sophomore Megan Carney worked with Ms. Knox at Jobe as a part of the student council while creating appreciation posters and doing the announcements in the office.

Ms. Knox is always so sweet when I see her. If I pass her in the hallway, she makes sure to say hi to me every time,” Carney said. “She has had a great impact on me and really helped me be a better person. She has taught me how a simple smile or hello can make someone’s day.”

At Legacy, Ms. Knox hopes to learn the differences between middle school and high school concerning the scheduling, the staff functions and what it takes to make the students successful. While at Legacy, Ms. Knox hopes to learn the names and one fun fact about each staff member.

My goal is to greet students by name and learn as many names as possible, and learn the names and details of at least 25 staff by the end of the semester,” Ms. Knox said. “Another goal of mine is to continue to learn, collaborate, and problem solve when working through my tasks this year.”

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Hi! My name is Katie, and I'm a sophomore at Legacy. I'm the Student Body Secretary for StuCo, and I'm so excited to be a part of the newspaper staff this year.
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    Ryan NeefJan 8, 2024 at 8:38 am

    ms knox the goat

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    NatalyJan 8, 2024 at 8:38 am

    such a wonderful story!!