Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts Social Work Colorado State University 1992 Bachelor of Arts Tearcher Certification Western State Colorado University 2011 Math Intervention Certificate Adams State University 2013 Masters of Arts Reading Specialist Western State Colorado University 2014
Ms. Lori Pruett
Hello and welcome to my page! I am extremely excited to be a part of the Prairie View Thunderhawks teaching team! I will be working with the SSN program teaching students Math, Social Studies and Life Skills.
My first career started at Colorado State University where I received my Bachelors of Arts degree with a focus on Social Work. In my career as a social worker I pursued several job opportunities; a case worker for the Developmentally Disabled, a discharge planner for a major hospital and as a child protection worker for the Department of Social Services. I realized throughout my career as a social worker I was always teaching people how to help themselves.
I had my first exposure as a "teacher" through the 4-H dog project in 1998. This positive experience provided me with so many rewards that I decided to change career paths; from social worker working with troubled families to a teacher of struggling students. This did not come as a surprise to many that knew me well as I have always been an advocate for those with disabilities and a passion for others to be successful.
I was fortunate to have found the Western State Colorado University's teacher education program. I attended in 2010/2011 and earned my teaching endorcement then continued on to complete my Masters with a focus in Reading in 2014. Along the way I earned a Math Intervention certificate from Adams State University. I have been a Middle School and High School Resource teacher for the last 7 years and am thrilled to be a part of the Prairie View High School Special Education Team.