Knight, Dorothy - First Grade

Welcome to Our Classroom
Dorothy Knight

Kamiyo Lanning
Instructional Assistant



Mrs. Knight has been teaching at Weaverville Primary School for 18 Years. She currently holds licenses in Regular Education, Special Education and has an Academically Gifted  Endorsement.  Her favorite subjects to teach are Reading, Social Studies and  Science and she is always finding new ways to make instruction more fun and exciting for her students.  When she is away from the classroom, she loves to be with her husband, son and daughter; and snuggling up with a good book and her three rescued dogs.  "My passion is reading. It is a gift that can take you anywhere at anytime, providing excitement, help, education,  or inspiration whenever we need it. The ability to read is a gift we all need to give ourselves." 
Mrs. Knight has recently developed a love for fly fishing.  She also has been practicing yoga for several years now , and is certified to teach  Children's Yoga .  In 2012, she made the trip to the Himalayas and had the wonderful opportunity to meet the people of Bhutan.

Mrs. Lanning

Mrs. Lanning has been an Instructional Assistant at Weaverville Primary School since January of 2015.  She started in Kindergarten and for the last three years has been with Mrs. Knight in First Grade.  She enjoys literature and math the most!!  She started work here once she finished her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Law at Western Carolina University. Her previous involvement includes being a volunteer in the classrooms, service in the Weaverville PTO as Vice President, Secretary, Media Coordinator, and Classroom Parent.   She has served Weaverville Elementary and Primary as a parent representative on both the Parent Advisory Councils and School Improvement teams.
From July 2013-June 2017 Mrs. Lanning served as Chairperson for the NC State Advisory Council on Indian Education as a parent representative for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  She was recommended by Chief Michell Hicks and then appointed by State Superintendent Mrs. June St. Clair-Atkinson for the two-term limit she served.   She presented annually to the State Board of Education and the NC Commission of Indian Affairs.  Her work has been successful in representing the Native population in NC Public Schools and to advocate policy change for best practices impacting every child in NC.
She volunteers with the North Buncombe Youth Athletic Association as a Coach for Basketball and Baseball.  From July 2016-June 2018, Mrs. Lanning served Weaverville Primary School as the Chairperson for the School Improvement team.    She is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.