Meet Sara Butler – Fort Madison High School

Sara Butler is a mathematics teacher at the Fort Madison High School. She teaches Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. Originally, Ms. Butler grew up outside of the Donnellson/Montrose area. She has attended CFNI, Southeastern Community College, and Ashford University. Additionally, Ms. Butler has a Masters degree in Education.

In her free time, Ms. Butler enjoys “diy-ing,” gardening, music, and running. Although Ms. Butler is not a usual book reader, her favorite remains to be “Night” by Elie Wiesel. Additionally, her favorite movies are The Pirates of the Caribbean and the Bourne movies. Also, her favorite t.v. shows are Friends and Big Bang Theory. Ms. Butler also enjoys HGTV shows as well. Her favorite food is authentic Mexican food, street tacos more specifically.

Ms. Butler’s favorite vacation was to Orange Beach, Alabama!

A fun fact about Ms. Butler is that she denied a famous actress, Hilary Swank, the ability to adopt a cat while she was staying in the hotel Ms. Butler worked at in Dallas, Texas. This was while she was filming her first movie Boys Don’t Cry. Ms. Butler says, “a policy is a policy regardless if you are famous or not.” Currently in her classroom, Ms. Butler is teaching linear equations and systems, right triangle trigonometry, and imaginary numbers.

What is Your Goal For Your Students?

“My goal for my students is to strive to be the best version of themselves while giving their education their all. There are so many things pulling them in multiple directions so I want them to take time to purposefully decide what goals they want to accomplish in their education and personal life. While I want them to be 100% confident in their mathematical abilities, I know that in all reality my goal is to help them find success in becoming a young adult as they transition from high school to their future endeavors.” -Ms. Sara Butler

Ms. Butler writes an equation for her students to solve!

What Is Your Favorite Thing About Your Job/District?

“Teaching in my home county/community makes connections with students so much greater! I love reminding students how small our world is and building report with them based on those connections.” -Ms. Sara Butler

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