About Our Staff

Mrs. Oldre

My name is Mrs. Oldre, I am the Prairie Elementary Library Media Specialist. I feel fortunate to be able to share my enthusiastic love of reading with all students at Prairie Elementary school!

I joined the Prairie Elementary staff in 2013 after teaching 19 years for the Hills-Beaver Creek School District. I began my career as a Kindergarten teacher and have also taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade, gifted and talented, computer and then moved into Library Media.

 I grew up and graduated from Luverne, MN. I earned my BA degree in Elementary Education from Southwest State University in Marshall, MN and my Masters in Library Media Education from Mankato State University in Mankato, MN.

My husband Kyle and I have two outgoing boys, Knute and Gunnar, who are actively involved in many activities. I enjoy traveling, golfing, socializing, motorcycling, reading, volunteering, and spending time with my family.

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Miss Mallory

Picture of media center staff, Miss Hartlep.Hello my name is Mallory Hartlep, I am a media para at Prairie Elementary, I have worked in the district since 2013. I have one active son. I love working with kids and encouraging them to read. My hobbies include baking, outdoor activities and spending time with my family. I like to encourage students to stop in the Media Center anytime and enjoy a good book!



Miss Stephanie

Picture of media center staff, Miss Stephanie Hodge.My name is Stephanie Hodge. I am a media para professional at Prairie Elementary. I am lucky to have joined the Prairie team in January of 2015.

I grew up in Worthington and graduated from WHS. I attended MN West and St. Cloud State University. Before relocating back to MN in 2011. I lived in Georgia. There I worked for seven years as a library assistant at the Peachtree City Library.

I currently live in Magnolia, MN with my husband and son. I enjoy reading, cooking, and antiquing. I love sharing my passion for books and reading with all Prairie students.

Mrs. Pater

Picture of media center staff, Mrs. Pater.My name is Mrs Pater. I started as a media para professional at Prairie Elementary August 2017. I joined the Prairie team in September 2014.