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Mrs. Somer Praytor


8th Grade Counselor


All About Mrs. Praytor

Family- My husband, Matt, is a Hartselle Alumnus and currently serves as the ISI teacher and Offensive Coordinator at Hartselle High School.

Our daughter, Maggie, graduated from Hartselle High School in 2023 and is currently working towards a degree in nursing at the University of North Alabama. 

Background/Education- I was born and raised in the Navy town of Millington which is just outside of Memphis,Tennessee. So, of course I'm a fan of Elvis, BBQ, and the Blue Angels.

I earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Human Development from THE University of Alabama, a Master's degree in School Counseling from Freed Hardeman University, and an EdS in School Counseling from THE University of Alabama.  This is my 20th year in education and my first year in Hartselle City Schools.....I'm very excited to be back in red!

Favorite Things- I love sports!! In particular, Memphis Basketball, St. Louis Cardinal baseball and ALL things Alabama (Roll Tide).  However, my ABSOLUTE favorite is Friday Night football. Go Tigers!

I also love a good book, beach/lake days, and any time I get to spend with family and friends. 

Contact Information- My office hours are 8:00AM to 3:30PM.  Feel free to reach out to me to schedule an appointment if/when needed.  

I can be reached at 256-773-5426 or at