Degrees and Certifications:
Alise Butzen- Speech Language Pathologist
College(s): Eastern Illinois University, Eastern Kentucky University
Teaching History: This is my 2nd year at Huffman and my third year in the schools. I previously worked in a hospital in Kentucky.
Family: I am married to my amazing husband and we have 2 dogs! We are originally from Illinois.
Interests/hobbies: I love to be outdoors and active. Whether it is going paddle boarding, hiking, biking, or just on a walk. I also love to be artsy by taking pictures, painting, sketching, or just coloring.
Why did you want to start the IB PYP at Huffman? I love that the program focuses on the whole child development. I believe that in order for a student to be able to fully learn to their potential, they need to be socially and emotionally available. I also LOVE that it instills the importance of acceptance of ALL individuals regardless of their differences. This will help create a supportive learning environment, build relationships, and develop caring and compassionate community members.