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LENORE BUTLER

5 Arwood Road
Farmington, CT 06032

(860) 404-2258 (H)


(860) 990-5697 (C)
jl5arwood1@comcast.net

EDUCATION
Sixth Year Degree in Educational Leadership

University of Bridgeport, Waterbury, CT


June 2016

Master of Science in Reading


Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
July 2004

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education


Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
May 1998

RN Diploma
St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing
Waterbury, CT
May 1994

CERTIFICATION
Intermediate Administrator and Supervisor, (092)
Elementary, K- 6 (013)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SRBI Coordinator
William Strong Elementary School, Plantsville, CT
September 2015 – present
Responsible for:
 researching and sharing best teaching practices for core curricular/tier 1 instruction.
 participating in district and school level data teams.
 creating common formative assessments with data teams.
 collaborating with literacy and math specialists to compile skill specific tier 2 and 3 intervention resources to maximize
student achievement.
 creating a SRBI teacher handbook and resource kit.
 scheduling, and facilitating all K- 5 SRBI meetings.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Continued)

ADMINSTRATIVE INTERN
William Strong Elementary School, Plantsville, CT
September 2015 – June 2016
Responsible for:

 trained with Michael J. Wasta on Data Teams/PLCs


 ran grade level PLCs focusing on math instruction and student engagement
 participated in school level and district wide data team meetings
 created schedules, including a dedicated block schedule to allow dedicated intervention times for grades K – 5 and
SBA testing schedules
 collaborated with all staff to create and implement the PBIS program for school – wide behavior expectations.
 participated in instructional rounds with principals across several schools with the lenses of curriculum delivery fidelity
and student engagement
 utilized best instructional leader practices when collaborating with/mentoring adult learners
 delivered professional development focused on SBA testing, SRBI and Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
 worked with parents in many capacities including PPTs, 504s and PTO meetings.
 mentored non-tenured teachers via the TEAM process.
 researched and disseminated information on math workshop model and student engagement theories
 differentiated curriculum with special education and ELL teachers to meet the needs of all students

LEAD KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM TEACHER


William Strong Elementary School, Plantsville, CT
September 2013 - 2015
Responsible for:
 collaborated with district colleagues and administrators to create and implement full day K programming.
 participating in lab site visits and professional development workshops via the Columbia Teachers College Reading and
Writing Project cohort in Southington Schools.
 instructing students via reading and writing workshop models.
 Implementing inquiry-based science and social studies with an interdisciplinary approach.
 developed math centers aligned with CTELDS and CCSS.
 participating in pre-school transition meetings.
 communicating current events and academic support suggestions for parents via a weekly “Ask me…” notice.
 acting as a liaison between staff members, parents and principal.
 compiling grade level budget.

LEAD GRADE 5 CLASSROOM TEACHER


William Strong Elementary School, Plantsville, CT
September 1999 – 2013, and 2015 - present
Responsible for:
 serving as grade level SRBI teacher leader and PLC leader for K – 5 teams
 attending training on Emotional Intelligence.
 mentoring teachers going through the TEAM process.
 TEAM paper scoring training within Southington Public Schools.
 supervision of student teachers in my kindergarten and grade 5 teaching placements since 2008.
 engaging students in a variety of learning opportunities including Genius Hour passion projects, Project Based-Learning,
goal setting and student-led parent teacher conferences.

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 differentiating instruction.
 planning and implementing the Young Authors Program for K – 5 classes.
 planning, overseeing and implementing School Wide Enrichment Project, “One Grade, One Read”.
Implementing a self-sustainable grant from the Southington Education Foundation, “Give a Dog a Bone” business

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Continued)

 organizing a classroom “Parents as Partners” book club.


 participating in transition PPT and 504 meetings for grade 5 students transitioning to the middle schools.
 serving as Strong School’s STEPS (Southington’s Town- Wide Effort to Promote Success) Champion; organizing monthly
school-wide meetings to launch asset of the month activities.

COMMITTEES/SOUTHINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOL’S DISTRICT TRAINING

 STEPS (Southington’s Town- Wide Effort to Promote Success) Champion/liaison


 Data team/ PLC member
 Enrichment Committee
 Full day kindergarten committee
 ELA steering committee
 TEAM committee
 Standards-based report card committee
 Professional development committee
 SBA testing coordination committee
 Emotional Intelligence training from Yale University
 Responsive Classroom training
 Columbia Teachers College Reading and Writing project: Cohort member since 2008
 PASS (Physically Active School Setting)