Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! My name is Danya Pratt and I am one of the Resource Teachers here at Burton Middle School. This is my 10th year in the district. I was a resource teacher at William R. Buckley Elementary for 6 years and before that I was at Jim Maples Academy for 3 years.
I was born in Salt Lake City Utah and grew up in Colorado, Utah and California. I graduated from High School in Arroyo Grande, CA and attended college in Los Angeles. I originally received a bachelor’s degree in Business and went to work for May Co. for several years before finding my way to education by becoming a School Secretary. I fell in love with the kids and began attending school in Colorado for my teaching certification. I finished my credential at Chapman University and received a duel credential in both Multiple Subjects and Special Education Mild/Moderate.
My goal in teaching is to teach the whole child, not just fill children’s heads with information. I will try to create a safe environment where a child will feel comfortable taking risks and will be engaged in the curriculum. I will try to blend the standards to student’s interests and apply the information taught to their daily lives. I hope that my students leave my classroom with the tools to succeed in the rest of their educational and post school lives.
“The things that make me different are the things that make me, me.”
Winnie The Pooh