PSU’s Gerry Buteau Receives Excellence in Education Award

June 21st, 2011 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-
Gerry Buteau, professor of Education, has been recognized with a New Hampshire EDie (or Excellence in Education) Award from the New Hampshire Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. Dr. Buteau received the EDie on June 4 in a ceremony honoring the state’s finest educators.

Dr. Gerry Buteau
Dr. Gerry Buteau

In choosing Buteau for the honor, the NHASCD applauded his “sustained ongoing excellence in leadership and significant contributions to improved teaching, learning and student outcomes.” Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen said Dr. Buteau has been an extraordinary educational leader.

“He inspires students and colleagues alike,” said Steen. “His work has made an impact in New Hampshire’s schools, and in national and international arenas.”

Buteau, who has taught at Plymouth State for nearly 20 years, said he was elated to be recognized by colleagues from the education profession.

“As educators, none of us work in a vacuum,” Buteau said. “It is through the many meaningful and engaging experiences we have with our students and colleagues that give us the opportunity to learn and grow. At PSU, I have the privilege of working with students as they prepare for their careers in education.”

Professor Buteau holds undergraduate and master’s degree from Plymouth State and a doctorate from Boston University in Curriculum and Instruction. He has previous teaching experience in the public schools at Inter-Lakes Elementary School in Meredith. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has been the Director of the PSU Center for Young Children and Families .

Buteau is a longstanding member of the NHASCD, and has served as President of the NHASCD Board. He has also served on the Editorial Review Board of the NH Journal of Education. His research has focused on school, family, and community partnerships, and he has presented on teaching and learning in partnership with schools across New Hampshire, as well as in venues from California to Canada, Greece and Peru. He also has been active in local school districts, leading projects and serving as a mentor to educators.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

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