Phone: 360-691-7713


Degrees and Certifications:

BA History, M.Ed, 4-12 Math, 4-12 History, 4-12 Social Studies, P-12 Principal

Mr. John R. Kniseley II

I am embarking on my 28th year in education. I started my career as a teacher and coach in the Mukilteo School District for 6 years. I then decided to move into administration, where I have experienced many adventures in many places over the past 21 years. I served as an Assistant Principal and District AD at Monroe High School and an Assistant Principal at Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, CA. I then ventured into the world of becoming a Principal and have had the pleasure of leading 6 buildings. These include being the Principal of Ridgefield High School, Hazen High School, Kentwood High School, Mandarin High School (Jacksonville, Florida), James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory Middle School (Jacksonville, Florida), and now Granite Falls High School. Additionally, I have 22 years of leadership experience as a Retired Naval Officer.

I married my high school sweetheart, Darcey and have 5 great kids, Jay (28), Kayli (27), Ryanne (23), Anna (17), and Brooke (15).