Pratka, Jana » Assistant Principal, Grades 6-8

Assistant Principal, Grades 6-8

Mrs. Jana Pratka

It is my honor to serve as a part of the West Middle School Leadership team as the West Middle School Assistant Principal. I'd like to take you through my educational journey to let you know how I became the servant leader that I am today for your children.   

My Education Journey: 

I graduated from West High School in 1995 as the Salutatorian. I received my Bachelor of Science in Education from Baylor University and my Master of Education in Administration from Lamar University.   I began my teaching career as a first grade teacher at Connally Primary School and moved to teach at West Elementary in 2005.  I began my administration educational journey in Aquilla ISD where I served on their district administration team for four years (2013-2017). I served the community of Aquilla as their Director of Student Services and Assistant Principal. I received the Aquilla "Carry the Ball" Award in 2015 when I held concurrent positions as the Assistant Principal and the PK-12 Counselor.  I returned home to West ISD in 2017. I have served as the West Elementary Assistant Principal, West ISD DAEP Coordinator, West Middle/High School At-Risk Program Coordinator, and West Middle School Assistant Principal. 


My Family: 

I am married to David Pratka (Class of 1990), who works for Sykora Family Ford, and we have four children, Kaylyn Waters (WHS Class of 2008/Assistant Principal of Connally Early Childhood PK/K), Keaton Pratka (Class of 2012), Conner Pratka (Class of 2021), and Jaxson Pratka (Class of 2026).


I am so happy to serve our community, students, teachers and staff at West Middle School.  If you have any questions or need to contact me, please call my office 254-981-2120 or email me at [email protected].  I am so excited and look forward to another fabulous school year! 


Mrs. Jana Pratka