2020-present Howard University-Washington, DC

  • Adjunct faculty in the Classics dept.
  • Lecturer in the English dept.

2019-present Johns Hopkins University-Baltimore, MD

  • Consultant/Contractor to the Department of Education in Social Studies/History Ed.

2015-present The Living Water School-Temple Hills, MD

  • Founder/Head of School
  • Literacy Tutor
  • Overall supervision of educational program
  • Hiring
  • School and Business Administration

2014-2015 Montrose Christian School-Rockville, MD

  • Kindergarten Teacher (I took a year break from educational leadership after the birth of my daughter)
  • Teaching the approved Kindergarten program
  • Partnering with K4 teachers to prepare students for kindergarten
  • Providing orientation for incoming kindergarten parents and students
  • Supporting the overall elementary teaching team members

2012-2014 Cornerstone Schools of DC-Washington, DC

  • Head of School
  • Teacher training in classical education/observation for pre K-12th grade teachers
  • Business/financial management
  • Student/parent relations
  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Overall school administration of grades pre K-12th grades

2010-2011 Chance Academy-Mt. Rainier, MD

  • Literature and Theatre teacher
  • Using music and drama to teach literature for grades pre K-6

Summer 2009 Accokeek Foundation Accokeek, MD

  • Graduate Assistant
  • Wrote online colonial history lesson plans for education department
  • Wrote “Uncle Joe and the Drinking Gourd”, a play to educate about slavery during colonial times
  • Participated in the museum theatre program

2006-2007 University of Maryland College Park, MD

  • Graduate Assistant/Teacher’s Assistant
  • Teacher’s Assistant for English in Secondary Education
  • Teacher’s Assistant for Reading/Language Arts in the Elementary School Class
  • Teacher’s Assistant for Action Research
  • University Supervisor of student teachers-MCERT program
  • Graduate Assistant for Master’s Certification in Education
  • 2-Day workshop-“Drama in the Middle School Literature Class”
  • Class session: Using Socratic Dialogue in Teacher Education Programs

2002-2012 Washington Classical Christian School-Hillcrest Heights, MD

  • Director of Education/High School Literature Teacher
  • Curriculum development
  • Teacher training and observations for grades k-12 teachers
  • Monitoring student learning
  • Head of the Great Books literature program to grades 9th-12th
  • Taught music and drama to grades K-12
  • Directed school productions
  • Taught the piano and recorder class to grades 3-12

Summer 2000 Lamb’s Player’s Theatre-Coronado, CA

  • Drama camp director
  • Stage manager for Fiddler on the Roof
  • Summer drama camp director
  • Theatre in Education Workshop Leader

1998-2003 Montgomery College Rockville, MD

  • Adjunct Faculty (weekend programs)
  • Drama classes for Saturday programs

1995-2002 Montgomery County Public Schools Rockville, MD

  • Classroom Teacher
  • 3rd Grade teacher
  • 5th grade teacher
  • 5th grade team leader
  • Developed after school drama program for grades 3-5


1991-1995 Howard University Washington, DC

  • B.A., Elementary Education/minor in theatre
  • Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society
  • Trustee Scholarship
  • Honors: Cum Laude

1999-2000 New York University New York, NY

  • M.A., Educational Theatre

2003-2006 Howard University Washington, DC

  • M.M., Music Education
  • Master’s Project: created the curriculum-“The Story of African American Music”

2006-2009 St. John’s College Annapolis, MD

  • M.A., Liberal Arts
  • Interviewed for The College magazine (St. John’s school magazine) about how to use the arts to help students connect to the Great Books of Western Civilization
  • Recipient of the Hodgson Fellowship

2005-2017 University of Maryland College Park, MD

  • Ph.D., English and Literacy Education
  • Dissertation Title: Living in the Constellation of the Canon: The Lived Experience of African American Students Reading Great Books Literature

Certification/Presentations/Awards/ Articles, Etc.

  • State of Maryland Teacher Certification
  • 2006 presentation at NYU’s Forum on Theatre for Social Justice
  • 2016 presentation at University of Maryland: “The Table” A dramatic presentation on the relevance of classical literature to African American high school students
  • 2018 Award of Merit by St. John’s College for excellence in education for my work in bringing classical learning to African American students
  • 2019 presentation in conjunction with the United Negro College Fund and St. John’s College on the connection between studying classical literature and the educational history of African Americans
  • 2019 Participant (by invitation only) in The Mastermind Conference, sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute-Creating teacher education workshops for using Socratic dialogue in the classroom
  • Prather, A. T. (2019). Children are like locs. Sudbury Valley School Journal, 48, 3, 10-13
  • Prather, A. T. (2018). Struggling to engage parents. Sudbury Valley School Journal, 48, 1, 47-49
  • 2019 presentation at St. John’s College: “The Great Books: A Polaris for the African American People.”
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