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Retiring Teacher: Mary Prange

Jocelynn Krause Gonzalez
Ms. Prange as she succeeds in helping Pre-calculus student Imani Ongalo solve a problem. Ms. Prange makes sure to congratulate Imani in her success with a joyful high-five. She is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her retirement. Catch here at graduation.

Mary Prange is a North teacher who has been part of the district for many years. The school has been lucky to have her since it was founded.

“I’ve been teaching for 23 years, but I’ve been at District 127 for all of its years. I’ve been at North since it opened in 2003,” Prange said.
Prange began teaching math to inspire people and to abolish the assumptions that it’s a hard or impossible subject.

“I obviously enjoy math, but I like helping people see it’s not so scary. That’s why I went into teaching math, but really I feel like I teach math in a live classroom and I just like to connect with my kids,” Prange said.

Mrs. Prange has been aiding students and teaching them math leading up to this year. Her efforts and determination have inspired students to be more open to learning math and getting better at it

“Mrs. Prange has been such a great teacher, I genuinely feel like I am better at math now than at the start of the year. I feel more confident when it comes to figuring things out on my own, and I am so sad to see her leave,” said senior Kirston Swanson, a student in her 7th period class.

With many different emotions during this change, Prange is leaving North with students who can remember her determination and will to help them.
“It’s a little sad for me, you know. I will miss of course all the students and my coworkers I have been working with for decades,” Prange said.

In her absence though, Prange has exciting plans for her time away from North.

“I am also excited to see what’s next,” Prange said. “We are moving out of my house because it’s kind of big. I have some travel plans. I want to spend a few months in Arizona when it’s cold over here or down in Georgia.”

With a hopeful yet heavy heart, the students all wave goodbye to Mary Prange, a determined teacher who North will miss dearly.

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Imani Ongalo
Imani Ongalo, Executive Editor
My name is Imani Ongalo. I am a senior at North and a returning fourth year editor to The Knight Times. This year I am executive editor of the newspaper. Aside from journalism at North, I am also, vice president of Rho Kappa, an Honors Swat Tutor, part of FBLA, Link Crew, Tennis, E-Club, Sign Language Club, Black Union, and Art Club. I am excited to experience my final year as part of the staff here at North. Journalism at North  is one of the activities I've been doing since freshman year, and I am excited to return.
Jocelynn Krause Gonzalez
Jocelynn Krause Gonzalez, Staff Reporter
My name is Jocelynn, and I'm a senior. Some things I like to do is hang out with friends and baking. Activities I'm a part of this year is tennis, and I plan on joining Student Council and Rho Kappa. I'm looking forward to writing stories about topics I enjoy and that other people would enjoy as well!

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