Degrees and Certifications:

Masters of Arts/Class “A” Certification, August 2013 The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL Educational Leadership, Policy & Technology Studies Bachelor of Science in Education, May 2009 The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL Major: Physical Education, Kinesiology Additional Certifications: Health Education Drivers’ Education (Jacksonville State Alternative Certification Course) Family and Consumer Science School bus driver (CDL) CPR Instructor

Kurt Prater

This 2022-23 school year will be my fourth year teaching Health at Saraland High School and 13th in education overall.  In addition to teaching, I am the head JV girls basketball coach and assistant varsity girls basketball coach.  Prior to working at Saraland High School, I taught drivers' education and was the varsity girls basketball coach at Alma Bryant High School for three years, from 2016-2019.  My first 6 years as an educator were spent as a middle school PE teacher in the Tuscaloosa County School System.  My wife, Laura Prater, is in her third year as an English teacher at Saraland Middle School.  We have four boys: Colt (7 years old), Dallas (5 years old), Slade (2 years old), and Sage (born Sept. 30, 2022).  We are excited about being Spartans!!