6th Grade – Elena Tackett


Hello! My Name is Elena Tackett and I am so excited to be joining the team at Prairie.
I’d like to introduce myself. I have been married to my husband, Tim, for 27 years. Together, we have three children, ages 27, 26, and 20. We also have three beautiful grandchildren, ages 5, 3, and 1. My husband’s career in the Marine Corps brought us to Overland Park in 2013 and now that he has retired after 30 years, we are calling this home!
Since my husband’s career has taken us to many different states over the years, I have a diverse teaching background. At one point, I held a license in 5 states at the same time! I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th grade regular education for eight years and k-6th grade special education for six years. My teaching assignments have been in the states of North Carolina, Colorado, Hawaii, Missouri, and Kansas.
I am looking forward to a great year and getting to know and work with the students, families, and staff at Prairie.