Mrs. Sara Butler

 Grade 1 Assistant

Intro
Hello! My name is Sara Butler. I will be serving as the classroom assistant in the first grade this school year.  In June my family and I moved all the way to Wisconsin from Virginia! We are excited to become a part of the church and school family here at Star of Bethlehem. Serving our Savior, sharing his Love, teaching, encouraging and strengthening God’s people from little to big with His Word is very near and dear to me. I’m blessed and again humbled to see the Lord’s plans unfolding for us in our new home.
    
Personal Background
I was born in Appleton and lived in Beaver Dam for 8 years and Cudahy for 10 years where my dad served as a pastor. I am married to Pastor Heath Butler. He accepted a call this past spring to teach religion classes and coach soccer at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. We are blessed with four girls. The two oldest are 16 year old twins and juniors in high school. Lauren attends WLHS and Kaitlin attends Luther Prep School in Watertown. Mia is in 8th grade and Tessa is in 3rd grade. We love our 4 year old beagle, Rerun, along with our hamster, Georgia, and betta fish (who has yet to be named). As a family we enjoy music, getting outdoors to hike, hanging out on the beach, and exploring new places.  We also have a passion for the game of soccer.        
 
Education and Experience
  • Graduated from…
    1993 Wisconsin Lutheran High School
    1997 Martin Luther College  
  • Upon graduation from Martin Luther College I was assigned to teach Kindergarten – 4th grade at Trinity Lutheran School in Aberdeen, SD. There I taught for three years and served as a principal for one of those years. My husband Heath and I were married in June 2000. After serving as a Tutor at MLC for two years Heath was reassigned that same summer to serve at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Cypress Springs, TX. In 2003 he accepted a call to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Manassas, VA where we have lived for the past 15 years. In all those years I served as a substitute teacher at our WELS grade school in Falls Church, VA. At our church I developed and taught a program for 2-3 year olds and their caregivers called “Toddler Time with Jesus.” In 2013 our church opened Little Stars of Bethlehem Early Learning Center. There I served as a 4 year old PreK classroom assistant and taught a PreK class for one year. Music is a passion of mine! I love to play organ and piano and have quite enjoyed coordinating music for services at all three of my past churches. I have directed adult, youth and hand chime choirs. I also served as the Women’s Ministry coordinator at our last church where I led ladies Bible studies once a month, and coordinated our Advent by Candlelight programs and area WELS women’s retreats.