FACILITATORS

Anissa Butler

Customized Experiences, Drop-In Groups

“I enjoy the opportunity to share my stories of change, and I structure opportunities to listen to the stories of other people's transformative experiences. I truly respect people's differences and use my skills to help people make connections, learn new concepts, and broaden their perspectives...”—Anissa Butler

 

As a retired educator and teacher trainer, Anissa Butler joined Front Range BOCES to continue her commitment to supporting the development goals of educators. Fueled by a passion for creating understanding and awareness, she teaches the complexities of cross-cultural communication as a way to dismantle systemic oppression. A genuine respect for the time and energy educators devote to their work inspires Anissa to deliver programs that are compact in terms of time, but rich in content. 

 

Background

Anissa has a deep and varied education career that spans more than 30 years in both traditional and non-traditional school settings. She has taught students at the elementary, secondary and college level in Denver, Aurora and Boulder. She has trained and supported teachers and administrators, and has led several programs and recruiting efforts centered on equity and diversity. 

 

Her immediate family consists of her husband and three cats, and she has a large, tight-knit extended family. In her free time, you will find her speckled in spray paint as she completes home DIY projects, kicked back with a favorite movie (especially musicals, mysteries and 60s/70s Italian film), listening to Toni Morrison or William Faulkner on Audible, or working in her garden perfecting her well-earned Master Gardener skills. 

 

Credentials

  • Doctorate in educational leadership and change, Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara CA

  • Facilitator for the PassageWorks Institute since 2019

  • Former equity coordinator for the Boulder Valley School District

  • Former diversity recruiter for the School of Education, Education Diversity Scholars Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder

  • Former mentor for new teachers through Boettchers Scholars and Boulder Valley Schools