About Us

nroachMrs. Nicole Roach

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at Akin Road Elementary! My name is Nicole Roach, I am the Information Technology Literacy Specialist (ITLS) here at Akin Road. I am very excited to encourage, support, and witness your child grow academically in the media center both online and offline focusing on literature, research skills, digital citizenship, technology integration &  STREAM education!  

I have been teaching for 24 years at the elementary level. I started my career teaching in a 5th-grade classroom but discovered my true passion was to teach research & technology skills so I started taking classes to obtain a master's degree in library media education. After graduating, my career path lead me to Akin Road Elementary school. I have enjoyed teaching and growing alongside the students at Akin Road over the past 19 years, adjusting with the ever-changing role of an Information Technology Literacy Specialist. Please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself, you are always welcome in the media center!

lisa_wohlersMrs. Lisa Wohlers

Hello!  My name is Lisa Wohlers, and I am the ITLS Educational Assistant at Akin Road Elementary School.  This is my fifth year in this position.  I assist Mrs. Roach in various capacities within the Media Center.  I thoroughly enjoy working with the children, both in the library and the computer lab.  Prior to coming to ARES, I worked as an assistant preschool teacher at All Saints Church in Lakeville for 13 years.  Working with K-5 kids after so many years with four and five-year-olds was quite an adjustment but a nice change of pace!  I’ve also worked in the Dakota County Library system, so I feel right at home here.  I am excited to be back in school and look forward to the 2023-2024 school year.