My name is Melisa Butler and I am the 4th grade special education teacher, here at Margaret Brent Elementary School. Fourth grade is an exciting year. It is a year of growth and preparation for the thrilling challenges ahead. Our students will make tremendous strides in reading comprehension, study skills, writing skills, math computation, and they will learn all about Virginia's fascinating history and geography. I am eager for the adventures awaiting us this year.
As I think about teaching and my students, I am drawn to one of my favorite children's books, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who.
In this story Dr. Seuss writes, "A person's a person, no matter how small." This is my special education philosophy. Every child can learn and every child can succeed regardless of their size or struggles.
I earned my bachelor's degree in education at Brigham Young University and I will finish my master's degree in Special Education later this year. This is my 4th year at MBES and my 9th year of teaching. I have a 3rd grader here at Margaret Brent, a 6th grader at A.G. Wright and my oldest son is a 9th grader at the Commonwealth Governor's School.
I love MBES. We have amazing students and a wonderful staff dedicated to helping everyone triumph. I recognize that each student comes to our school with their own unique needs and strengths. It is my goal to ensure that all of my students receive the best possible education based on their individual skills and difficulties.
I look forward to getting to know your child this year. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that may arise throughout the school year.
Warmly, Melisa Butler