Mrs. Prukop has been at Mission Basilica for the past 5 years as both the 7th grade Homeroom and Accelerated Math teacher for the Middle Grades. She grew up in Indiana but received her BS in Biology from UCLA. Mrs. Prukop's first career was in the pharmaceutical industry but, after discovering a passion for teaching math, she returned to school in 2010 for a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Her philosophy in the classroom is one of "positive pressure" where students are motivated to give their best effort because they believe they are capable of rigorous work. In her spare time, she enjoys watching the Bruins with her husband of 24 years, Ted, and their children, Anna and Aidan.