Meet Michele Knoll
Candidate for State Representative, PA District 44
Michele Will Fight For Us
As a lifelong resident of Allegheny County, Michele has dedicated her career to creating opportunity for our community. She has served as an Educator, School Board Director, Non-Profit Founder and Community Advocate in the 44th District for over 30 years. Michele will take her hands-on understanding of our community and decades of know-how to Harrisburg to fight for us.
Deep Family Roots in the 44th
Michele will carry on her family’s long legacy of service and hard work for the region–her ancestors fought for Pennsylvania’s freedom in the Revolutionary War and Civil War, her Great Great Grandfather worked in the steel mills in McKeesport, her father served in World War II, and her mother was a lifelong educator. Michele and her husband Doug are proud to have raised their family in the 44th. All three of their daughters graduated from public schools in the District, and now work as advocates for education and the environment. Michele and Doug are also blessed to have four grandchildren.
Committed Educator and Small Business Owner
Michele is committed to serving our community and ensuring a bright future for all. As an Early Intervention Educator for children with disabilities, she has visited families in their homes on a weekly basis for 15 years and understands firsthand the challenges that our community members face. She has served as an educator for over 30 years in Allegheny County, and created a small business to support even more children as a Developmental Therapist. In 2018, she founded a non-profit called Profit Through Pages to increase access to books and literacy for all children in our community.
In addition to teaching and raising her family, Michele has dedicated herself to volunteering. She currently serves on the Board of “Just Harvest,” an organization that educates, empowers and mobilizes people to eliminate hunger, poverty, and economic injustice; and is also a mentor to new mothers in the district through Nurture PA. She previously served on the Board of the North Boroughs YMCA and the Avonworth School Board.