2016-2017 News Slider — 20 September 2016
Returning alum takes on school’s tech

After Marines and college, Peter Prak is back at Oakland High

By Lakayla Phillips


Peter Prak, an O-High alumnus of 2007, has returned nine years later as our new computer technician.

Prak came to O-High in 2004, spending all four years here, then graduating in 2007. After high school he joined the Marine Corps and served for four years then moved on to get his bachelor’s degree at ITT Tech. Prak was unexpectedly recruited to work for the OUSD as a volunteer but asked to be an intern. Prak was later promoted to a sub, then later to a permanent on-site staff member at other OUSD schools.

Last year, Prak worked at four different schools but he ended up back at Oakland High unexpectedly.

I asked Prak about the new schedule, what he thinks about it, and how different is O-High compared to when he was enrolled here a decade ago.

“Block period is better,” said Prak. “The students have more focus, there are longer project times and not as many students are late to class [with the seven-minute passing period].”

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