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Christopher David Butts Title I Coach

Christopher Butts has worked in education since 2003. He spent the first ten years at the elementary level as a paraprofessional with English Learners and a classroom teacher for third and fourth graders. During that his grade level team created a community garden. He also taught at a migrant summer school and English classes for parents in the evenings. As a Teacher Consultant with the Boise State Writing Project Chris co-designed and co-facilitated online courses about informational and argument texts. He also provided local Idaho districts training around the Common Core Standards. Starting in 2013, Chris worked with Teacher Consultants from the National Writing Project and the Idaho State Department of Education to establish the Idaho Coaching Network, an organization that provides training in literacy instruction and teacher leadership. Since 2016-17, he has been a Title I Coach at the alternative school for the Boise School District, Frank Church High School, where he enjoys co-teaching various levels of math and English