Today's Tuesday Teacher feature is Mrs. Prato! Mrs. Prato is a 7th Grade Math teacher. She's a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and received her MBA from Avila University, where she later taught for three years.

Why did you become a teacher?

Through tutoring, I realized that my passion for math was infectious. While subbing and working with Mrs. Daerr, I also saw students responded well to my teaching style. 

What was your favorite memory when you were in middle school?

I did a science project in 8th grade that required me to observe my project and record data and learned my science teacher ate bologna sandwiches for breakfast. 

If there was one thing you could tell your 13-year-old self, what would it be?

Don't be afraid to fail! Failure is an integral part of the learning process.

Fun facts:

  • I'm the only member of my family born in the USA. My siblings and mother were born in Germany. 
  • I love taking portrait photography. 
  • I'm obsessed with the beach and have only lived in Florida for eight years.

Favorites List:

Birthday: 7/9

Favorite snacks: Chex Mix

Favorite Drinks: Diet Coke

Favorite Take Out Restaurant: New China

Favorite Restaurant: Panini's

If I received a gift card, I would love one from: Dunkin Donuts, Target/Walmart/Amazon

What I would love to have in my classroom: Wipes, Kleenex, Expo Markers

Thank you, but I don't need anymore: pens