Library Faculty/Staff


Barb Dunn

Barb Dunn

administrative assistant

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Barb provides clerical support for the PTA, OTA, Business Associate, Aviation, and Financial Services programs. She is housed in the busy library where she also assists students with computer issues, printing, and other day-to-day needs. Before coming to Lake Area Tech, Barb and her husband, Jeff, owned and operated two local businesses. They have two grown children and one new grandson, Braylon. Barb grew up in Rapid City and lived in Minnesota and Kentucky before moving back to Watertown. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to visit family and friends and also to experience new places, unique foods, and new ideas.

Carrie Overby

Carrie Overby

educational services coordinator

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Carrie joined the Lake Area Tech team in August 2013. Previously, she was a special educator at WHS for seven years and a special ed director at West Central Schools for five years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education, a Master's Degree in Special Education, and an Ed. S. in Special Education Administration - all from USD. She and her husband have two children and they live in Watertown.

Nicki Yackley-Franken

Nicki Yackley-Franken

librarian

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Nicki is the librarian at Lake Area Tech. She is from Sioux Center, IA, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Briar Cliff University and an MA from Minnesota State University. She was a Teaching Assistant at MSU and taught composition for two years. She was also a journalist for one year. Nicki lives in Watertown with her husband Jeremy.