Friday, April 19, 2019
2018-2019 District Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Raylee Butler received thundering applause as she was recognized as the 2018-2019 District Teacher of the Year. Superintendent, Dr. Jack Herron, announced the honor, as all Grand teachers, staff, students, and the Chickasha Fightin’ Chick mascot celebrated. Mrs. Butler was serenaded by CHS Steppin’ Out.
Mrs. Butler, leads the L.E.D. program at Grand Avenue Elementary, where she has taught for the past six years. Raylee built the L.E.D. program to engage students whose behavioral needs challenge their ability to learn in the traditional classroom setting. She is committed to making a difference in the lives of her students through tailoring the learning environment to suit their individual needs. Prior to teaching in Chickasha Public Schools, Raylee was instrumental in the development of Edmond Public Schools’ first autism-exclusive high school classroom at Edmond Memorial High School. Raylee has a degree in Special Education from the University of Central Oklahoma.
The true joy of Raylee’s life is her family. She and her husband Michael have been married for eighteen years. When she is not teaching, you can find Raylee busy in the ministry of First Baptist Church, where her husband Michael is the pastor. The Butlers have four children in Chickasha Public Schools—Pike, a freshman at CHS, Emery, a sixth-grader at Lincoln, Lindy Kate, a fifth-grader at Lincoln, and Nixon, a second-grader at Grand.
Mrs. Butler will represent the school district in the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year selection.