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Making a Difference in the Lives of Children

Deirdre Butler has over 17 years of experience in education.  She began her first career as an Accountant I and a Volunteer Tax Preparer before starting a career in education.  Deirdre Butler worked as the Lead Applied Behavior Therapist for three years in the Kershaw County School District and she has a total of five years’ experience in the area of Special Needs.  Deirdre Butler was the first Applied Behavior Therapist in Kershaw County School District to teach a nonverbal student to talk. This major accomplishment set her student on the path to becoming a normal successful student (2001-2004).  The first word from her non-verbal student was “BUTLER” even though it sounded like “But-jah”.  Before Mrs. Butler left Kershaw County School District in 2004 to accept her new teaching job in Jasper County, her student had a vocabulary of approximately 50 words; this happened within a span of three months.  Deirdre continued to check on the progress of her past student and was given a final update this past spring. The student eventually overcame autism, plays basketball for his school, has excellent communication skills, and will graduate from high school in 2017

 

 Deirdre Butler has an Associate Degree in Accounting from Sumter Technical College; a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Resources Administration from Saint Leo University; and a Master’s of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix.  She successfully completed the P.A.C.E. program in 2007 which is an alternative certification program for educators who did not originally attend school to become teachers. Deirdre Butler successfully completed the South Carolina Mentoring training in February 2012 and received her certificate as an SC Certified Mentor.  She was named “Teacher of the Month” in 2011 at Hardeeville High School.  Presently, Deirdre Butler teaches Integrated Business Applications I, Administrative Support Technology, and Fundamentals of Business, Finance, and Marketing at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School.

 

Deirdre Butler believes that building lasting relationships with parents and students in the classroom is pertinent.  She also connects with students and families throughout Jasper and Beaufort County as a licensed and ordained Minister of Music.  She has a passion for playing the organ and singing.  She directs choirs in the area as a part of her music ministry and encourages youths to cultivate their musical talents.  Deirdre Butler believes that every child has a special gift to offer the world and it is her job as a teacher to help each child realize their gift.  She believes that your attitude sets the gauge for your altitude. She believes that attitude checks should be done often in order to ensure “Success in Flight”. 

 

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Coding Activity:
 
Mrs. Butler's students engaged in coding activities to help increase student interests for coding and computer programming basics.  Students earned certificates for completing their coding projects. 
Coding Activity:
 
Mrs. Butler's students engaged in coding activities to help increase student interests for coding and computer programming basics.  Students earned certificates for completing their coding projects. 
Mrs. Butler's Accounting I students engaged in posting transactions using the Aquos Board.  Excel was used to create the General Journal for posting transactions.  Mrs. Butler demonstrated steps for posting transactions in the General Journal and students practiced posting various types of transactions during an accounting activity. 
Mrs. Butler's Accounting I students engaged in posting transactions using the Aquos Board.  Excel was used to create the General Journal for posting transactions.  Mrs. Butler demonstrated steps for posting transactions in the General Journal and students practiced posting various types of transactions during an accounting activity.   4-30-2019

Accounting- Journal Entries (4-A)

Mrs. Butler's Accounting class practiced posting transactions in the General Journal.  Students posted  various transactions.  Students analyzed the accounts that would be used for each transaction and documented information from the document sources. 

Be Considerate of People with Allergies

Allergies are real and can be a major health issue if not addressed properly.  Students are encouraged to remind teachers concerning allergies.  Allergies can be detrimental if not treated or if allergens are not avoided.  A person's allergies should not be taken for granted or belittled.  Please click the link below to read an article concerning an 11-year-old who lost his life because of his allergy to fish. 

11-year-old boy dies from apparent allergic reaction to fish cooking at his grandmother's New York home: Officials

BILL HUTCHINSON

ABC NewsJanuary 3, 2019

11-year-old boy dies from apparent allergic reaction to fish cooking at his grandmother's New York home: Officials originally appeared on abcnews.go.com

An 11-year-old boy apparently suffered a severe asthma attack and died when he inhaled the aroma of salt fish cooking in his grandmother's New York City home after going there to wish her a happy New Year, according to his mother.

"I just want whatever happened to my family not to happen to someone else," Jody Pottingr, the mother of Cameron Jean-Pierre, told ABC News on Thursday.

Pottingr said her son suffered from asthma and had a severe allergic reaction to fish. She now wants other parents of children with similar allergies to be aware that inhaling the aroma of fish can be deadly.

"Cameron was full of life. He was such a great kid," Pottingr said of her only child.

PHOTO: Cameron Jean-Pierre, 11, shown in this undated photo died on Jan. 1, 2019, after inhaling vapors from salt fish cooking at his grandmother’s Brooklyn, New York, home that apparently trigger a fatal asthma attack. (Jody Pottingr)

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New York City Police and paramedics were called to the home of Cameron's grandmother on 82nd Street in Canarsie, Brooklyn, around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday after Cameron inhaled a traditional Caribbean fish dish that his grandmother and aunt were cooking, according to police.

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Students engaged in a merchandising activity and set up a display using articles of clothing.Students were given two minutes to create the display.  Students provided immediate feedback for each other.  Students used their creativity to  make a display using minimal props.
Students engaged in a merchandising activity and set up a display using articles of clothing.Students were given two minutes to create the display.  Students provided immediate feedback for each other.  Students used their creativity to  make a display using minimal props.
Students engaged in a merchandising activity and set up a display using articles of clothing.Students were given two minutes to create the display.  Students provided immediate feedback for each other. 
Mindtap provides interactive training and interactive projects that support Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft OfficeExcel, Microsoft OfficePowerPoint, and Microsoft Office Access. 
Students competed in creating merchandise displays.  Students were given 60 seconds to complete the display and worked in pairs or teams of threes.

Marketing Activity Classes 1A and 4A

Students enrolled in Fundamentals of Business, Marketing, and Finance classes engaged in a marketing activity to support marketing standards. Students were given the assignment to create a display for marketing books.  A variety of books were randomly selected and placed in a box.  The students were told to create a display to market the books. The activity was timed and students were given 60 seconds to complete the assignment. Students worked in teams of threes to complete the display. Student spectators provided feedback for each team. The teacher provided the final feedback and grade.
 
Students enrolled in Integrated Business Applications, I used MindTap to complete realistic projects for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Skills learned in I.B.A. I will equip students with the skills to create business letters, business cards, greeting card, invitations, reports, budget analysis spreadsheets, and interactive PowerPoint presentations. 

CATE Advisory Council Committee Meeting 2019

TBA -2019
 
The original date was canceled due to a conflict with other scheduled district-level meetings. The CATE team apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.  Thank you. 

CATE Advisory Council Committee Meeting 4-26-18

The CATE Advisory Council Committee Meeting will be held Thursday, April 26, 2018, beginning at 3:00 p.m.  All potential business partners should contact Mrs. D. Butler at 843-489-8844. Our goal is to always connect to the workplace and to provide skills that are relevant.  CATE provides skills that will last forever.