Each fall and spring, Butler PTA recognizes one of our teachers for his or her excellence in the classroom with the PRAISE Award. PRAISE stands for Parents Recognizing and Awarding Innovative, Savvy Educators; PTA members nominate a teacher for the award who utilizes innovative teaching methods, engages students in the classroom, and excites students about learning.
At the May 10, 2018 regular business meeting, President-Elect Liz Bankhead announced the spring 2018 winner of the PRAISE award: PE teacher EJ Ruiz!
Parents submitted the following comments about Coach E:
- He reaches out to kids of all abilities.
- He recognizes students’ individual strengths and helps develop them.
- He supports kids both on and off campus — on his own personal time in the evenings and weekends, he attends students’ sporting events as a spectator to cheer them on!
- He is able to strike a balance between being competitive and having fun.
Congratulations, Coach E, and thank you for all you do!