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Special needs PE teacher honored, gives credit to his team

| Kaitie Kiger

Adaptive Physical Education (PE) teacher Zachary (Zach) Butler is Santa Rosa School District’s Teacher of the Year. Butler teaches PE to Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students in the south-end schools, is loved by many and has a heart for special needs students.

As soon as he was announced by Superintendent Karen Barber in the Oriole Beach Elementary School library Friday morning, he gave credit to his team that helps him every day.

Butler celebrates with his support team after being named Teacher of the Year. Pictured from left is Superintendent Karen Barber, Oriole Beach Elementary Assistant Principal Monica Garcia, Teacher of the Year Zach Butler, Director of ESE Debbie Anderson and Oriole Beach Elementary Principal Joshua McGrew. Photo by Kaitie Meyer


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