Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Physical Education with an emphasis in Adapted PE MA in Cross Cultural Education
Mrs. Laura Butera
I received my BA in Physical Education from California State University Chico and I have my Masters degree in Cross Cultural Education from National University. I am from California where I taught general education for 23 years in grades K-5. I have been formally trained in Readers' and Writers' Workshop; as well as a certified SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) teacher, through my former district, which ties the Science and Social Studies standards throughout the curriculum in a thematic manner. Throughout my career I have received many professional awards, but my favorite is Teacher of the Year through the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2012. I strive to always bring innovation and rigor into my classroom to ensure all of my students get a valuable education.
I am married to my wonderful husband, Emanuel, and I have an adult son, Luke. I am a dog lover and currently have a Minature Dachshund, Bella, and an English Bulldog, Bruno. I love to read, garden, and keep physically active through various forms of cardio and stretching exercises.
I am so happy to be part of the Pepper Ridge family!