Shery Butler - Social Studies

Classroom Philosophy
My goal is to teach Truth. My hope is to encourage students to be life-long learners. My expectation is a learning environment where everyone feels safe making mistakes, and everyone feels respected and heard.  My heart is to nurture the God-given gift in each student - believing Proverbs 18:16: “A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before the great.”

Education
George C. Wallace State Community College – Associate in Nursing, RN (1980)
Auburn University at Montgomery – B.S. Education (1987)
University of Alabama – M.A. Special Education, Gifted and Talented (1996)
eMints Certification (2012)
Discovery Education Den Ambassador (2013)

Highly-Qualified Teacher Eligibility
General Social Science: Grades 4 – 8
English Language Arts, Including Reading: Grades 4 – 8
Core Academic Subjects, Including Reading, Grades P – 3
Core Academic Subjects, Including Reading: Grades K – 6

Teaching Experience
Gulf Shores Middle School  10 years
Elba Elementary School: Enrichment Specialist 9 years (part-time)
Instructor to
Homebound/Homeschooled, Grades 3,4,6,7,8, 6 years
Prattville Kindergarten School 2 years         
Long-term Substitute / ESL teacher: Kindergarten/ Laotian Refugees 1 year

Publications:
Gifted Child Today, September 1, 2000, “The ‘H’ Word: Home Schooling