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March 24, 10:30 p.m.

Pintlala Elementary Teacher is a Class Act

"As I look towards retirement I'm thinking, what am I going to do without my kids?" asks Mary Anne Pruitt. She has taught students in five states over the past 30 years. Right now she has some lucky first graders at Pintlala Elementary.

The principal feels lucky to have her too. Chuck Insinga says, "as a teacher she's outstanding; so creative and so innovative, I just wish I had a teacher like her when I was in first grade."

Mrs. Pruitt takes special steps to get parents involved. A journal sent home with kids motivates moms and dads to help build their children's reading and writing skills. The value of learning is reinforced every time a visitor comes to her classroom. Pruitt says, "my last question is always, 'what do you have to do to get this job? how much education do you have to have?' for example the parent that was here today is in agriculture and he explained to the students how important math and science was to his job."

Mrs. Pruitt shares her classroom wisdom with teachers at the start of their careers. Teacher Christi Self says, "being a first year teacher one of the main problems is management: behavior management, time management; and she has a lot of great tools for that. That teaches a lot of positive reinforcement, instead of negative reinforcement. Therefore the kids learn in a positive way instead of a negative way."

Pruitt chairs Pintlala's building leadership team and its accreditation committee; and she's a member of the parent and student involvement committee.

Education Reporter: Michael Briddell

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