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Mr. Prater graduated from Piedmont High School.  He also has a B.S. degree from Jacksonville State University and a cerification from the University of Montevallo.




Mr. Prater has taught at the high school for over fourteen years.  He has been married to his beautiful wife, Parthina for over thirty years.  They share three adorable children: Tracie, Jason, Jasmine, and one grandson Jordan.  They are Parishioners of St. Joachim Catholic Church of Piedmont, Alabama. In his leisure time, Mr. Prater enjoys yard work, reading, traveling, and spending time with his family. He also enjoys sporting events, and loves Notre Dame football.   Mr. Prater had a desire to become a teacher, because he wanted to give back to his community. He felt teaching was a noble profession that would allow him the privilege to provide knowledge to children and watch them grow intellectually. He has a passion for expanding the minds of others, and teaching allows him the ability to leave his footprints in the hearts of the youth for generation after generation.  As a teacher, Mr. Prater believes it is important to incorporate technology into his classroom. Mr. Prater states, “We are living in a society that is becoming complex, and requires one to be aware of a high tech-based economy.” He is passionate about giving his students the tools they will need to prosper beyond their high school years. Therefore, he uses a variety of techniques to use visual models found from online resources.  Mr. Prater believes using such skill sets will propel his students to be the next innovators for the future. His favorite quote is from Confucius: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."