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!