Carina Pruitt

Curriculum Specialist Grades 6-8

I am proud to be born and raised in Oak Park. I am a product of D97 and feel grateful and honored to be working to make our community and district the best it can be for all students. Before coming back to D97 to teach in the community that I grew up in I worked for 7 years in Chicago Public Schools as a teacher leader, mentor teacher and instructional coach. I hold a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a master’s degree from National-Louis University. I strongly feel that education is a right that should benefit everyone, regardless of background or circumstance. I am deeply committed to working for the success of all our D97 students.