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Celebrating Career Tech Education September Career of the Month September is School Attendance Awareness Month The Firebirds Opened the 2017 Football Season with the Traditional Fairmont vs. Alter Game The 2017-18 Marching Firebirds are 271-Musicians Strong! Van Buren Middle School Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the Firebirds The Fairmont Marching Firebirds are 280-Students Strong! Fairmont's USB Donated $10,000 to the Kettering Veteran's and Inventors Walk and Attended the Park's Dedication Firebird Football Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Fairmont Park, Home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse We are FIREBIRDS! Indian Riffle's Firebird Chorus Sings "God Bless America" at the Dedication of the Veteran's and Inventors Walk at Delco Park A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Veteran's Day Program 2016 at Oakview Elementary School Dan Nicora leads a Band Class at Van Buren Middle School VBMS Students Showing their Spirit Photo of the computer lab at Van Buren High School
Celebrating Career Tech Education September Career of the Month September is School Attendance Awareness Month The Firebirds Opened the 2017 Football Season with the Traditional Fairmont vs. Alter Game The 2017-18 Marching Firebirds are 271-Musicians Strong! Van Buren Middle School Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the Firebirds The Fairmont Marching Firebirds are 280-Students Strong! Fairmont's USB Donated $10,000 to the Kettering Veteran's and Inventors Walk and Attended the Park's Dedication Firebird Football Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Fairmont Park, Home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse We are FIREBIRDS! Indian Riffle's Firebird Chorus Sings "God Bless America" at the Dedication of the Veteran's and Inventors Walk at Delco Park A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Veteran's Day Program 2016 at Oakview Elementary School Dan Nicora leads a Band Class at Van Buren Middle School VBMS Students Showing their Spirit Photo of the computer lab at Van Buren High School
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  Hello!  My name is Erin Prater and I am the 6th Blue Social Studies Teacher at Van Buren Middle School.  My family and I recently moved to the Kettering area over the summer. I have heard wonderful things about the community and school systems and I am so excited to get to be a part of such a great place! I am from a small river town, in Southeastern Ohio, called Wheelersburg.   I am a graduate of Ohio University, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Childhood Education, with concentrations in Language Arts and Social Studies.  I have taught 5th Grade Social Studies (and Reading) for the past 5 years. I love teaching Social Studies and I am excited to continue doing so.

  I am married to Alex, who is the Fire-Science Teacher at Fairmont High School.  We have a 2 year-old son, Brady who keeps us busy!  I love watching my husband coach basketball,  visiting family, and spending time exploring all the fun places the Dayton-area has to offer!

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