About the Teacher

Elaine PrattElaine Pratt

It's hard to not notice when speaking to me that I am a native New Yorker and was born in the Bronx.  My husband and I moved to New Mexico twenty-five years ago and reside in Rio Rancho with our two Siberian huskies.  I received my teaching license in 2006 after spending twenty years in the business world as a computer consultant and technical recruiter.  After teaching in RRPS, I completed coursework for a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in special education.  When I interviewed at COHES, I knew this was where I wanted to teach.  I had attended Christian schools from kindergarten through college and this special place reminds me of those days- planning chapel, small class sizes, a loving and child-centered environment.  Who would have thought a native New Yorker would feel right at home so far away from the big city?