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About Mrs. Prahl


I'm so excited to be teaching 2nd grade this year at Oakland!  This will be my 15th year of teaching, but my first year back in the classroom after a break to stay home with my two boys followed by 1.5 years working in the libraries at Irving & Oakland.  Your children may remember me from their library checkout times!

I graduated from Illinois Wesleyan and earned my master's degree in reading at ISU.  I taught 1st grade for one year in Decatur and kindergarten for thirteen years at Sheridan School.  

Our family is also an Oakland family.  My son Lukas will be a 7th grader at BJHS and spent 5 years as an Oakland student.  My son Eli will be a first grader at Oakland this year.  We all feel lucky to be part of such a great learning community.

Thank you for sharing your children with me.  I look forward to getting to know them better and to working with your families.  While this year is off to an unusual start, I know we can work through it together! 

Be Well,

Kristen Prahl