Our Teachers

At Butler, we pride ourselves on our dedicated and friendly teachers, many of whom have been with us for a number of years.

Miss Laurie, Director and Head Teacher

Miss Laurie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education and is working on a Master's in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching for 15 years, 10 of them at Butler. She took over the Director's role at Butler in January 2016. In addition to teaching early childhood, Laurie has worked as a ballet instructor. She home schooled two of her four children through 4th grade. Laurie is a member of St. John's, where she assists with Sunday School and serves on the altar as a Licensed Eucharistic minister. She enjoys dancing, horseback riding, reading, and doll collecting. She has taught various ages, but says preschool is her favorite.

Miss Jackie, Head Teacher

Miss Jackie has a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Concordia College. She has been teaching for 22 years, 20 at Butler. Jackie is a lifelong member of the parish of St. John's where her mother was once the parish secretary. As a young person, Jackie used to help out the St. John's Nursery, previously located here. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to teach here, so when Butler Nursery School opened, she was one of the first teachers on board! Jackie enjoys watching students make new friends, learn to solve problems on their own, and begin to repeat what they have been taught. Her interests include beachtime, reading, tending to her vegetable garden, and a good cup of coffee.


Miss Monna, Assistant Teacher

Monna has a Bachelor's Degree in Remedial Reading and has a wealth of occupational experience, including professional theatre production and working with Episcopal youth and the adults who minister to them. She has been teaching at Butler for 7 years. She enjoys getting to know each child's personality and accompanying each child on his or her jouney to become curious, energetic young people Her personal interests include reading and acting character roles.


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