Sarah  Pratt

Sarah Pratt returns to classroom instruction next year
having served two years in a state position designing and piloting a
performance based licensure process for teachers, developing orientation
projects for new teachers, and helping implement Teacher of the Year
symposiums. She established the McDowell County Schools
Cities-in-Schools Academy, an alternative program for at-risk students
and Titan Pride, an academic incentives and awards program. She has
raised more than $400,000 in grant money to support her programs. Pratt
is the first female deacon elected in the 150-year history of the First
Presbyterian Church of Marion. She teaches High School English and
Social Studies, including English, drama, speech, and /driver’s
education.

Education

1998

University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill, Master of Arts in Teaching

1977

Catawba College, English Certification

1970

Catawba College, Salisbury, North Caroloina, B.A. in Drama/Speech

Special Recognition

1993-94

North Carolina Teacher of theYear

1993-94

Western Regional Teacher of the Year

1994

Bryan Food for Thought Honoree

1993

Educational Policy Program Fellow

1991

Governor’s Award of Excellence in Teaching

2001

Governor’s Education First Task Force