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StandOut Award Semi-Finalist

Meet Ashley Butler

Teacher, Cheerleading Coach | Pickens, SC

WYFF News 4 30th Golden Apple Award Winner (Greenville SC) Ashley Butler has dedicated 22 years to education. From teaching technical preparatory English to advanced placement language and composition, Ashley has encountered first generation students as well as students continuing a family legacy of education.

Ashley also created a local pen pal program for students to engage with other students in the local community. She is the coach of the varsity cheerleading team and codirects the student pageant. Additionally, Ashley is the Director of Reading with the Blue Flame, a service opportunity that provides student-athletes with opportunities to mentor and serve others in a variety of classroom settings within the district.

Ashley Butler is doing great things in her community as a teacher leader. She is empowering the student voice, enabling them to be leaders of ‘agents of social change.’ She provides a nurturing and safe environment where students are encouraged to pursue personal interest, create, and mentor other students.