Orange County teacher Robert Allen Prater has filed to run for the chair’s position of the Orange County School Board.

Prater, 54, of Orlando, is seeking to succeed School Board Chair Bill Sublette, who is running for Orange County mayor.

In filing Dec. 27, Prater opens a contest for the chair’s job with current Orange County School Board Member Nancy Robbinson.

Prater is a resource teacher/leadership member at Oak Hill Elementary. He serves as the dean of student, and as I-Ready, Title I, Title III and Title IV coordinator, and has participated in the five-star program. Prater is also the Partner’s in Education coordinator; he works with community leaders to finds ways to help the students at Oak Hill.

He also boasts an extensive record of volunteering in the Central Florida area going back to the early 2000 working and serving on the board of directors at Union Park Little league. Additionally, he has severed on the teacher’s union fringe benefits committee.

“I’m running for school board chair because I’m a proven leader, I’ve served as the Faculty Advisory Committee and School Advisory Committee chair’s. I’ve work with our PTA on many projects throughout my tenure. This past summer I worked as the FF&E coordinator in opening the new Oak Hill Elementary. For the past two years I’ve taught our parents who are second language learners the basic foundational skills of learning English,” Prater stated in a news release.

“I believe I can make a difference, not only in students’ lives, but parents, teachers, and administrators,” Prater said. “Let’s put an educator in the school board chair, is my motto.”

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