At PS 8 since 2007
“I love how art-centered PS 8 is,” says Ms. Prascher. “The focus on drama, dance and music is huge, and this is very central for raising intelligent children.”
Ms. Prascher did volunteer work with kids once a week while working for a management agent at a theatrical agency. She realized that that was her favorite part of the week — and decided to change careers. Having majored in theater acting at Barnard College, she decided to continue her education, and received a Master’s degree in Teaching Students with Disabilities from Brooklyn College as part of the New York Teaching Fellows program in May 2009.
“There is so much you can do to help kids with special needs really succeed,” Ms. Prascher says. Ms. Prascher’s creativity does not stop at the school; in her free time, she plays the mandolin and sings in a Tennessee bluegrass band.