Shawntasia Butler, 4th and 5th grade FMD teacher
Rodburn Elementary in Morehead, KY
My name is Shawntasia Butler and I am from Louisville, Kentucky. I have always had a passion for teaching but didn’t begin to work with exceptional children until I was in high school. After peer tutoring, I decided to pursue my degree in special education. I graduated from Morehead State University in the 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education Moderate to Severe Disabilities and Elementary Education, and a minor in psychology. I currently work as a 4th and 5th grade FMD teacher in Eastern Kentucky. In my free time I like to read, take walks and spend time with friend and family.
I wanted to be a part of YEA because it is an opportunity to work with people who are actively working to support rural communities and teachers. YEA will give me the chance to collaborate with rural teachers from across the country and to broaden my knowledge of resources that can help me better support the community I work in.
The Young Educators' Advisory Council is an initiative for early career rural teachers. These young educators will serve RSC as advisors to strengthen our mission in the recruitment, preparation, and retention of rural teachers. YEA council members will serve for two years engaging in online conversations.