Miss Butts is starting her 22nd year in Byers. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood Education from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. She completed her Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Reading and Literacy from Walden University in 2005. Her greatest treasure is working with children and nurturing them. She enjoys watching her students grow, both academically and socially.
Miss Butts enjoys scrapbooking, singing, and learning new programs and ideas to become a better teacher. Her most favorite activity is being with her 7 grandchildren, ages 2-13. A new granddaughter will make her debut in February. She has five wonderful children of whom she is quite proud. All of them are grown with successful jobs and four are married.
Originally from Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, she moved to Colorado in 1993. She enjoys the low humidity, and of course, the "real" mountains! She does get homesick for the brilliant splash of colors during the fall back east. The entire staff at Byers School is like a family to her. It is a wonderful place to work!