Katie Mlakar joins the SEAL team with ten years of teaching experience in the Oak Grove School District. She has taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades at Miner Elementary, a Title I SEAL Demonstration school, and is passionate about providing a meaningful classroom experience for second language learners. As a SEAL trained teacher, Ms. Mlakar has spent several years incorporating Common Core State Standards and has seen first-hand the positive impact SEAL strategies have had on students, and how the program can rejuvenate teachers as they refine their technique. She feels an urgency to be a part of the expansion of the SEAL program in order to empower teachers and students. Ms. Mlakar received her Masters in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on collaborative learning, as well as an administrative credential, from National University.