Kerensa Prostek, B.S., M.Ed.

Kerensa Prostek

Lower School STEM & Humanities


Kerensa Prostek joins Young Academy as Lower School faculty with a special focus on 4th and 5th grade. Ms. Prostek is a passionate, tireless advocate for the gifted and talented scholar and is thrilled to be joining the Firehawk Family.

Ms.Prostek brings to Young Academy over 18 years of classroom and administrative experience. Her many roles include serving as a classroom teacher, advanced academic specialist, gifted/talented specialist, gifted/talented coordinator and reading specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Northern Illinois University and a Masters of Gifted Education from Northeastern Illinois.

Ms. Prostek has two children—an 18 year old daughter and 9 year old son—that keep her well versed in the worlds of social media, super heroes and video games. She lives in a household of karate enthusiasts and holds a brown belt in karate. In addition to being an avid reader, she also has been known to run a marathon or two.