•  Debra
    About Mrs. Prather...
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    Dear New Students and Families,

    My name is Debra Prather and I will be your child's second grade teacher at Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School. I want to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to my class. I am really looking forward to the upcoming events of the school year and all of the exciting opportunities to learn that we will experience together.

    This is my seventeenth year teaching! My first year and a half was spent at Walker Butte Elementary in grades two and three before I found my home teaching at Sierra.  This year I will be back in second grade again and could not be more excited! In 2009, I earned my Masters of Elementary Education through Northern Arizona University. I am also a magna cum laude graduate of Arizona State University where I earned my Bachelors of Education degree in December 2002.

    Not only am I a teacher, but also a wife and mom of two beautiful children (Jocelyn, 9 and Landon, 6).  You can usually find us spending time together around town.   We also enjoy watching football (Go Blue and Go Sun Devils), traveling, swimming and barbecuing in the backyard.

     I am very enthusiastic about getting to know you and your child so that I can provide the richest possible educational experience. In meeting the needs of your child, I believe it is essential that the doors for communication are always open. If at any time you have questions or concerns regarding your child, please feel free to phone or e-mail me, and I will get back to you as soon as possible. My classroom phone number is (480) 541-5314, and my e-mail address is dprather@kyrene.org.

     I look forward to working closely with you to make this a successful year. Thank you in advance for your support! As your child's first and best teacher, together we can make quite a team!

                         Yours in Education,    

                           Debra M. Prather