Atlanta, Georgia

Frank Pruet “has a passion for living, teaching, sharing, and caring,” writes a fellow veteran theatre educator from the state of Georgia. Another calls him “a man of the highest integrity and character.”

Mr. Pruet taught theatre and English for more than thirty years and remains an active member of Georgia Thespians, serving, at the time of his Hall of Fame induction, his second term as chapter director. Before taking on that role, he coordinated the state college and Thespian Scholarship auditions, increasing the funds awarded annually to deserving seniors from a few hundred dollars to $22,500. He also created the Georgia Junior Thespian Conference, empowering a group of middle school troupe directors who now organize the annual event; at the same time, he helped move the Georgia Thespian Conference to a larger venue, where it has grown each year to nearly four thousand attendees. Mr. Pruet works with the Georgia High School Association as a resource and judge for the state’s one-act play competition, has served as an interview screener for the Governor’s Honors Program, and was a member of the National Association of Educators.

He also served as chair of his school’s improvement team, coordinating the development and monitoring systems of the school’s strategic plan and staff-development resources. He is a three-time STAR Teacher and was the 1990 school and system Teacher of the Year.