Dr. Butler began her career as a classroom teacher in Shelby County Schools (legacy Memphis City Schools). In 2009, she transitioned out of the classroom and began consulting for the world’s largest children’s publishing company. In her role, Dr. Butler supported teachers, students, and leaders for seven years in the District of Columbia Public Schools in Washington, D.C. She also managed to fit obtaining a doctorate into her schedule. In 2017, she returned home to serve the literacy needs of students in Shelby County Schools.
While working on her dissertation, she uncovered multiple layers of inequities in K-12 schools which you will see addressed in her blogs and resources. Dr. Butler believes we should advocate on behalf of all children in this country. It is also her position that we balance our efforts as we take this journey in education advocacy. As a result, she wrote a resource to support teachers entitled Making Academia Actionable which is available on Amazon.
Dr. Butler brings love to her work and believes teaching, leading, and impacting the field of education is a labor of love. Her stance is when we love students, we advocate for them, serve their needs, and articulate the truth related to any practice designed to hinder their academic success in a K-12 setting.