Meet our Staff

The staff directory is grouped by grade level and support area.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher by phone, note, or email.  Each teacher’s email link and phone number is found under each teacher’s picture.


Mrs. Jennifer Nickel

Welcome to Hoosier Prairie Elementary, home of the PIONEERS!  I love being the principal of Hoosier Prairie.  I meet so many amazing children and families and it is very rewarding.  I attended ISU and double majored in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.  I then attended Indiana Wesleyan University for my Masters in Education and my Administrative License.  I taught kindergarten and first grade for ten years. I began the 2013-2014 school year as the Dean of Special Education at Terre Haute North and ended it on the prairie as a pioneer!

My husband, Matt, and I together have six children.  We are a very busy family!  We enjoy watching our children in their many activities.

Please know our entire staff is looking forward to an awesome educational journey with your child (ren). GO PIONEERS!

Phone: (812) 462-4236

Staff & Faculty

  • All
  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • Resource Teachers
  • Special Areas
  • Support Staff
Brian Bolin
Educational Assistant
Jennifer Clements
Heather Conwell
Educational Assistant
Dan Cook
Lindsey Goldman
Sherri Haymaker
Stephanie Horsley
Kitchen Assistant
Penny Howard
Chris Jackson-Walker
Asieavae Jeffers
Julie Keilman
Educational Assistant
Brenda Keiser
Heather Lowery
Jessica McIntosh
Educational Assistant
Lauren Raines
Educational Assistant
Allie Rollings
Educational Assistant
Cara Seeling
Educational Assistant
Brittany Shields
Educational Assistant
Sarah Slesinski
Kitchen Assistant
Katelon Vernelson
Educational Assistant
Amy Walker
Nicole Watts
Kitchen Assistant
Denny White
Jenny Williams
Tiffiany Williams