School to Work leader gets high honors
Patricia Prescott was named 2013 Woman of Achievement by the Franklin Business and Professional Women. Prescott was celebrated for her outstanding 19-year career in the Franklin School District, where she began as an eighth-grade teacher’s assistant at Franklin Middle School. After deciding to further her education to become a special education teacher, she continued her career at both Paul Smith and Bessie Rowell elementary schools.
For the past 13 years, Prescott has been the program director for Franklin High School’s School to Work Program, working with at-risk youth. Prescott also created Campus Creations, a nonprofit retail business that is operated by the School to Work students, allowing them to experience running an actual business.