- Finance and Personnel
- Legislative and Lobbying
- Rockford Local Development Corporation
Aprel Prunty was born and raised in Rockford. She graduated from Rockford’s East High School. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, a Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC II) alum, and a Golden Apple semifinalist who has worked as an English teacher for the Rockford Public Schools since 1999. Aprel has advanced degrees from Rockford College (now Rockford University) and Northern Illinois University.
Aprel served as a Delegate for the Rockford Education Association Labor Union at the National Education Association Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly in 2016 and 2020. She has served as a presiding officer for Booker Washington Community Center, the Rockford Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), and the Rockford Alumnae Chapter (RAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. At Booker, she helped Booker gain its landmark preservation status and co-chaired the annual Bookerfest and Kwanzaa celebrations. She helped found the African-American Resource Center at Booker (AARCB) Chuck Jefferson Library. She helped coordinate the historic AARC at Booker Chuck Jefferson Library Lecture Series.
Aprel, a Life Member of NCNW, chaired NCNW’s Black Family Reunion Committee, mentored NCNW Youth, and co-chaired the Tribute to African-American Women Past and Present Committee and the Annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner Committee.
Aprel worked with the youth from Booker, NCNW, RAC’s Delta GEMS, and Auburn High School’s Student Council and Multicultural Club. She has volunteered for multiple organizations including the Rockford Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) where she is a Life Member.