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2016_2017_Welcome_Taylor_Bratt_Principal1.jpgEntering his 12th year with Fulton County Schools, Taylor Pratt has dedicated his professional career to making learning accessible and meaningful to all students. Mr. Pratt is a firm believer in the transformational power of education and understands that trusting relationships, personalized instruction and assessment, and high expectations are critical to helping students reach their full potential as learners.   

Originally from Northeast Ohio, Mr. Pratt began his path in public education as an undergraduate student at the University of
Cincinnati. While at Cincinnati, Mr. Pratt worked with children as
a city recreational leader and volunteered as a reading tutor with Cincinnati Public Schools.

After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor's of Science in
Early Childhood Education, Mr. Pratt moved to Atlanta, Georgia to begin his teaching
career with Fulton County Schools as a first grade teacher at Hillside Elementary School.
Three years later, Mr. Pratt took advantage of an opportunity to transition to
Lake Forest Elementary School.
While working at Lake Forest as a 3rd grade and ESOL teacher, Mr. Pratt served in a
variety of teacher leader roles, including grade level chair, extended learning
coordinator, summer program developer, and professional learning presenter. During
this time, Mr. Pratt also returned to school and earned a Master's Degree in
Multicultural and Ethical Educational Leadership at Kennesaw State University.

In 2013, after five rewarding years at Lake Forest, Mr. Pratt became the Assistant
Principal at Ison Springs Elementary School. In his three years at Ison Springs,
Mr. Pratt has worked closely with students and staff to increase performance
on statewide assessments, establish a more rigorous and relevant educational
environment, and develop a collaborative process for using data to drive instruction.

Mr. Pratt brings a commitment to hard work, collaboration, and high expectations
with him to Mary M. Bethune Elementary School and the South Learning
Community. He embodies the type of instructional leader that will help
Mary M. Bethune ES become a model for others, and we are thrilled to welcome
him to our team.















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Work Days:  Monday – Friday (every week)Work Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration Days:  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
Registration Hours:  8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Mary M. Bethune Elementary School will undergo renovations during the summer and will be closed.  Summer staff will reside at Love T. Nolan Elementary School.  

Summer school for 3rd & 5th Grade students (who did not pass Georgia Milestones End of Grade) will also be held at Love T. Nolan Elementary School from June 2nd to June 23rd. Time: 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.



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CALENDAR 2016-2017

August 2-5
Teacher Pre-Planning
August 5
Open House!
9:00-11:00 a.m. or 1:00-3:00 p.m.
August 8
First Day of School
September 5
Labor Day (school closed)
October 10
Columbus Day Holiday (school closed)
October 11
Professional Development Day
(students off)
November 8
Election Day/Teacher Workday
(students off)
November 21-25
Thanksgiving Holidays (school closed)
December 23-January 4
Winter Break (school closed)___________________________________


Mr. Taylor Pratt, Principal
Ms. Viva Lowe-Wilson, Assistant Principal

(470) 254-7940 (phone)
(470) 254-7945 (fax) 

School Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
School Building opens at 7:10 a.m.
Breakfast and Lunch is free for all students
Breakfast:  7:10 a.m. - 7:35 a.m.
Early Dismissal Time Ends: 1:30 p.m.
School Ends: 2:20 p.m.   


Five Consecutive Years Making AYP







Last updated: June 24, 2016
SLC Web Support, Pam Wolf-Cook

5925 Old Carriage Drive, College Park, GA 30349, Phone: 470-254-7940, Fax: 470-254-7945
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