Mr. Shawn Knudsen has been in education for 26 years, teaching mathematics and science at the secondary level for his first 18 years in education and working as an administrator for the last 8 years. Mr. Knudsen began working for DoDEA in the fall of 2000, at MC Perry MS/HS, located in Iwakuni, Japan. In 2003, Mr. Knudsen moved to Osan, Korea where he taught at Osan American MS/HS. Mr. Knudsen served as the assistant principal at Kubasaki High School in Okinawa, Japan from 2014 - 2018. Mr. Knudsen has been fortunate enough to serve as the principal of Patch Middle School since August of 2018. Prior to joining DoDEA, Mr. Knudsen taught at a high school in Utah for five years.
Mr. Knudsen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics Teaching and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Mr. Knudsen and his wife, Jihyun Knudsen, have enjoyed raising their children in various military communities as they have worked for DoDEA. Mr. Knudsen has one daughter who is attending Stuttgart High School and two sons who are attending college in Utah. Mr. Knudsen enjoys working with the educators, students, parents and all community members associated with Patch Middle School, to provide an excellent education to the future leaders of America.