Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Dr. Ralph Prall’s formal training, in which he has served over his 30+ year career, includes adult and vocational education, educational administration, intervention, and business administration. Dr. Prall’s teaching roles in public school systems have included the teaching of students with special needs, and the teaching of small business management/entrepreneurship. Dr. Prall has also taught business courses in associate degree programs at two state universities.
Roles other than teaching have included: 7-12 special education coordinator, academic supervisor and principal, as well as a central office position. The central office position was Director of the Community Services Division of a city school system. His most noted accomplishment as director was the proposal, rental, equipping and staffing of a separate building downtown. This was used as a center for the addition of full-time adult daytime students, enrolled in full-time, nine-month vocational programs; many with help from the financial aid specialist at the center.
His most noted accomplishment as principal was to incorporate measures to turn a school around, which was dysfunctional from a disciplinary standpoint when he took over.
Dr. Prall has taught in the Master of Science in Education Program of The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University for 14 years. He teaches in the Curriculum Instruction and Assessment Program.
Dr. Prall has presented papers at two national forums. Dr. Prall has done consulting work at the government and school district levels.