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Crystal Butcher

Position: STEM Teacher
School: Skyview Elementary School
School District: Yukon Public Schools
City, State: Yukon, OK

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Crystal Butcher was nominated by her colleague, Gayla Howell.

Mrs. Butcher is an amazing STEM teacher! She is passionate about STEM and loves her students. Mrs. Butcher has been nominated as Teacher of the Year for Skyview Elementary and works very hard to meet the needs of her students. She goes above and beyond in creating a classroom environment that is higher level, positive and enjoyable. She is an outstanding role model for students and peers alike.  Additionally, she is a busy mother of four kids. She is always on the go and creates a loving home.    

"As a new STEM teacher in the district, Crystal has been instrumental in making sure that my school year has gone smoothly," said Howell. "She is always available to answer questions and has cheered me on throughout the year.  Crystal shares her ideas and is committed to making our district successful."



Comments (3)


Carla Smith Posted over a year ago

I have had the privilege of working with Crystal Butcher when I was Principal at Surrey Hills Elementary. She taught gifted classes and traveled between schools. I was always impressed with the quality of her lessons, her creativity, and her energy as she taught not only the students but also in the way she shared her passion with other educators. When I changed schools I had the opportunity to start the first STEM class for a PreK-3rd grade building in the state. With no solid curriculum and no school to model a program after, I knew right away I wanted this teacher of gifted students to provide those incredible lessons as "enrichment for ALL students". I was able to persuade her to be a pioneer and create the program which then became a model for other districts in following years. I am proud of the opportunities she provides to students and how she has boundless energy day in and day out with all of them! Parent communication and positive reinforcement are the key to building the relationships that help make Crystal successful. So proud of this amazing teacher!

Crystal Williams Posted over a year ago

Crystal is an amazing teacher. My kids would come home excited to show me what they had done or learned in STEM. Each year she takes pictures of kids and their projects and hangs them on the wall outside her room. The kids LOVE to show when they are at the school for a function. She is always smiling and saying positive things to the children. I couldn't wish for a better STEM teacher.

Greg Bunch Posted over a year ago

I've known Crystal for years and she is an absolutely amazing teacher, who goes far and beyond expectations in order to make a true positive impact on her students' lives. She is ever-positive, encouraging, and her joy spreads to her students. She is a gem!