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Nelson Prairie
Elementary School
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Mrs. Lasak
1st Grade - Nelson Prairie

About Me...

 Staff PhotoWelcome to my website, I'm Mrs. Lasak.  This year will be my eleventh year teaching.  I have previously taught kindergarten in another district and sixth and fourth grade in New Lenox. The past two years I have worked as the librarian for Haines, Oakview, and Nelson Prairie. While this is my first year teaching first grade, I know that it is going to be an absolutely fantastic year!

I grew up in New Lenox and attended Haven, Haines, Oakview, and Martino. I graduated from Lincoln Way Central- Go Knights! I received my bachelor's degree in elementary education from The University of Illinois, and I am currently attending classes through Chicago State University to receive my master's degree in Library and Information Science. My husband Kevin and I have two little boys named Charlie and Logan. We also have a crazy black lab named Lily. We live on the south side of Chicago in Mount Greenwood.  I am truly excited to be your child's teacher.  I look forward to working with you and your child and making this a memorable year filled with learning and fun!

Quick Facts...

Years Teaching:

This year will be my eleventh year teaching, and my tenth year working for NLSD 122.

Favorite Thing About Teaching:

Growing up in New Lenox, I always loved school. I was the kid who had their backpack packed for the next year in the middle of July.  After graduating from college I was fortunate enough to come back to New Lenox as an aide and then a teacher. I love working with the students and helping them to create a love of learning like I had.


My family loves to take walks, go to the zoo, play at the park, and cook together!

Graduated From:

I graduated from The University of Illinois with my bachelor's degree in elementary education.


In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. Another big hobby is making sure my dog Lily stays out of trouble.  She seems to think my things, especially glasses are chew toys! 

Favorite Book:

I enjoy mystery books. I have fallen guilty many times of not being able to put a book down because I HAVE to know what happens next!