About Our Teachers


Mrs. Deuel

Hello! My name is Pam Deuel and I am an Early Childhood Special Education teacher at Prairie Elementary. I have been employed by District 518 since 1988. Previous to that I taught Early Childhood Special Education in Iowa for 11 years. I graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa with a degree in Child Development and Early Childhood Special Education. I enjoy working with children and families. It’s very rewarding to see families grow and learn along with their children.
 My family and I are avid,” loyal and forever true”, Iowa State fans. You can find us cheering them on throughout the year. Go Cyclones!

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Mrs. Finke

My name is Holli Finke and I am a speech language pathologist at Prairie Elementary. I attended the University of South Dakota, where I obtained my undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders and a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology. I started with the Worthington School District in 2007, where I find new and exciting experiences every day. In my free time I enjoy trying to keep up with my three young children.

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Mrs. Lindner

Hello. My name is Patty Lindner and I have been an ECSE teacher with Distict 518 for 16 years. Prior to joining the team here, I taught in Sioux Falls, SD for 4 years. I graduated from Augustana College and later completed my masters at Southwest State University. I am married and have 2 children. I enjoy attending my children's events, photography, and spending time outdoors.



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Mrs. Schmitz

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