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. In addition to her role as librarian, she also teaches gen ed classes and heads the All-Campus Read committee. Nicki joined the LATI team in 2006 after teaching composition for two years and being a journalist for one year. When she’s not at work, Nicki likes to read, write, camp, and fish. She also likes participating in her book club with friends and LATI co-workers. Nicki is married to Jeremy and they have two children, Mia and Brandon. She is a native of Sioux Center, IA, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Briar Cliff University and her Master’s degree from Minnesota State University.