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art educator

Mary Smith Prather, American art educator. Certified art grades K-12, North Carolina. Recipient Honorable Mention, Southern Women's Show, Charlotte, 1983, 2d place Elkin (North Carolina) Artists League, 1989, Purchase award North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, 1990, Merit award Carolina's Clay Competition, Charlotte, 1992.

Background

Prather, Mary Smith was born on April 9, 1954 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Pembroke State University, 1976. Master of Arts in Studio Art, West Carolina University, 1981.

Career

Instructor, Southeastern Community College, Whiteville, North Carolina, 1976-1980;teacher, Pamlico County Schools, Bayboro, North Carolina, 1981-1982;teacher, Avery County Schools, Newland, North Carolina, 1984-1987;lecturer, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, since 1987. Yearbook adviser Pamlico County High School, Bayboro, 1981-1982. Member of advisory board Catherine Smith Gallery, Appalachian State University, Boone, 1991-1993.

Art club advisor Appalachian State University, Boone, since 1991. Academic advisor, orientation leader. Co-curator Papermaking: Surface Manipulation, 1993.

Participant Uberto Price Reading and Language Arts Symposium.

Achievements

  • Certified art grades K-12, North Carolina.

Membership

Recipient Honorable Mention, Southern Women's Chow, Charlotte, 1983, 2d place Elkin (North Carolina) Artists League, 1989, Purchase award North Carolina Center for Advancement of Teaching, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, 1990, Merit award Carolina's Clay Competition, Charlotte, 1992, Merit award Bristol (Virginia) Art Guild, 1994. Member National Art Education Association, North Carolina Art Education Association, Watauga County Arts Council (honorable mention educational crafts 1989).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: avid walker.

Connections

Married James Herndon Prather, October 24, 1980. Children: Rosemary Eve, Simon James.

spouse:
James Herndon Prather

children:
Rosemary Eve Prather

Simon James Prather