Sarah Pratt

Malverne, NY | Years Taught: 1977 – Present

Sarah served 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.

Additional Recognition

  • 1993-94 • North Carolina Teacher of the Year
  • 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