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Sally Mills Butzin '67 Receives 'Distinguished Educator Award'

November 17, 2008

Sally Butzin 2008.jpgNovember 17, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Sarah (Sally) Mills Butzin, president and executive director of the Institute for School Innovation and 1967 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Florida State University College of Education. Butzin was honored as the year's "Distinguished Educator" over the weekend at the school's alumni celebration.

Dr. Butzin was recognized for "outstanding service and contribution toward improving educational quality within the community and at large through enhancing the capacity of the educational system." Marcy Driscoll, dean of the College of Education, praised Butzin for "raising the quality of education by enhancing classroom instruction. The lives of countless children have been improved by your Project CHILD program." 

An innovative hands-on approach to elementary school education, CHILD has raised test scores, reduced discipline referrals, provided teachers with tools for success and developed a love for learning in young students.

The Institute for School Innovation is a private non-profit organization in Tallahassee, Florida, that provides ongoing research and development, as well as teacher training and coaching to support innovative educators using the Project CHILD system. Learn more here.

An announcement of the award winners can be accessed by clicking here.

Sally Butzin is the author of Joyful Classrooms in an Age of Accountability: The Project CHILD Recipe for Success.

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