Welcome to IAS!
Welcome to Murrayville! My name is Linda Butler. I was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. I graduated from New Hanover High School! I attended East Carolina University for the beginning of my studies in Special Education, and Graduated from UNC-W with a BA in Special Education. I have many Graduate level hours from The Citadel and The College of Charleston, but have not completed a Masters program. I have worked in all areas of Special Education, and all grade levels from Preschool to High School. Before coming to Murrayville, I taught at New Hanover High School. I have taught in South Carolina and Virginia during my career.
I have two boys who attend Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina outside of Charolotte. They were born and raised in the Charleston, SC area. I returned to Wilmington in 2006 to continue my teaching career, and later retire. I love the beach and activities related to the salt water! I have one pet, a dog named Odie. I enjoy bicycle riding and walking for exercise.
I'm happy to be at Murrayville for my third year teaching in the IAS Resource Room. All the students are excited about participating in The Daily Five in their classrooms. We are implementing components of this program in IAS Resource also. It's great to see the kids excited about Reading! Check out my links to find online sites to Read at home, or be Read to.
It's a pleasure working with your child!
With cold and flu season upon us there are a few tips I would like to share with our Murrayville family. Hand washing with soap and water is the number one way to prevent the spread of germs. We encourage the students to wash hands frequently at school and we would like you to encourage this healthy practice at home as well. It is also very important to keep sick students at home. Signs of illness may include fever, chills, coughing, sore throat, headaches, muscle aches, vomiting and diarrhea. It is important that students be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Please remember that flu vaccines are still available through your physician and the health department. Following these tips will help keep our mariners healthy. I will also be providing classroom education about germs and hand washing for students over the next few weeks to help reinforce these practices. Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.
Heather Owens, Your School Nurse, RN, NCSN