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Mrs. Lasak
Librarian - Haines, Oster-Oakview, and Prairie

About Me...

 Staff PhotoWelcome to my website, I'm Mrs. Lasak.  This year will be my ninth year teaching.  I have previously taught kindergarten in another district and sixth and fourth grade in New Lenox. 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. I am married and my husband Kevin and I welcomed our first son Charlie this summer, 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 librarian this year.  I look forward to working with you and your child and making this a fantastic year filled with fun and developing a love for books!

Quick Facts...

Years Teaching:

This year will be my ninth year teaching, and my eighth 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.


This past year my family and I moved to the south side of Chicago in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood.  We have had lots of fun getting to know the area and trying out lots of new restaurants!

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!