Mr. Pratt is a Colorado native, and is thrilled to work with the students and staff at Mead High School.
After graduating high school from Arvada West in 1977, he began college, and worked part-time as a Geochemical Analytical technician in support of the Colorado Mining industry. In 1984, he received his BA in Chemistry, cum laude, from the University of Colorado, and side-stepped into the Environmental Analytical Chemistry business under EPA’s Superfund, where he rode the 15-year boom and bust of that industry specializing in Inorganic and Nuclear/Radiochemical analyses.
Transitioning into education, Mr. Pratt obtained his secondary science teaching certification from Colorado Christian University in 1999, and began teaching at Skyview High School in Thornton. In addition to helping revise the Mapleton Secondary Science curriculum to comply with Colorado Standards, he enjoyed several summer teacher-researcher assignments with the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) where he was involved in projects and presentations on Indoor Air Pollution, Photovoltaics, and Hybrid Wind Energy systems. In 2005, he moved to Loveland with his family and began a six-year stint at Longmont High School and was involved with again involved with the St. Vrain Secondary Science curriculum revision, and began teaching AP Environmental Science. In 2011, he moved to Mead High to help build the chemistry program, most notably AP Chemistry. In addition, he coaches boys and girls track and field.
When he is not enjoying time with his family and friends, he is projecting or doing something outside, most likely bicycling, hiking, camping or fishing.