Our Leadership Team

Nathaniel W. Coffman, Ed.D.

Head of School

“Our students thrive in college and as adults because they are highly skilled, self-motivated learners who know how to succeed both individually and as a part of diverse teams. They know how to take action, build relationships, collaborate and communicate.”

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Sophie Michaud
Head of Upper School

“I was drawn to Prairie because the school was founded by a woman with a vision. The school’s creativity drew me in as well. It’s in the mission. It’s a fabric of Prairie’s being.” 

Kathy Boero
Head of Middle School & Associate Head of School

“I want to create an environment that provides a strong foundation for skill and social development and supports children to soar and achieve great things!” (View Profile)

Susan Holum
Head of Primary School

Aliya Pitts
Assistant Head of School for Community Relations

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Steve Joost
Assistant Head of School for Finance & Operations/C.F.O.

“Prairie prepares students to be leaders and excel at what interests them.”

Lisa Koleske
SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources

“I value our hard-working faculty who bring their passion, expertise, inspiration and collaboration each day to the classroom for the students and the Prairie community.”