‘Stan’ding For Quality Education: Pryor Emphasizes Importance of Learning


AP Psychology teacher Stanly Pryor dresses in drag for a fundraiser at University of Arkansas at Monticello. (photo courtesy of Stanly Pryor)

If you are looking for a fun, challenging AP class, AP Psychology with Stanly Pryor is the class for you.

“My favorite part about being a teacher is that I get to interact with young people and have an impact on their lives with my teaching,” Pryor said.

Pryor likes teaching AP psychology because he can put fun labs and activities in with the course work.

“I like Mr. Pryor’s class because he has a fun attitude, and it makes the more challenging parts of his class less rigorous,” senior Katherine Taylor said.

Though Pryor keeps his class light and fun, he cares about the success of every one of his students.

“I want to help every student maximize their potential as best they can, and as a teacher I am able to see them grow into that potential.,” Pryor said.

Outside of school, Pryor likes to spend time with his family and enjoys working.

“Mostly I hang out with my wife and my daughter, but when I am not doing that, I enjoy playing video games and working on my house,” Pryor said.

In class, however, Pryor enjoys working with young people because they help him keep his youth.

“My students really help to keep me young. I don’t turn into just some old person like people with other jobs,” Pryor said.