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Teacher of the Year


Teacher of the Year 2019/2020 Announcement:

Congratulations to Anna Butler! Ms. Butler teaches 7th grade science at FCMS. This is truly a well-deserved honor for Anna, who is so passionate about teaching her students and providing support to our entire FCMS school community!

Ms Butler's Story:

A little over 40 years ago my father told me my calling was to become a teacher.  I remembered laughing and said that would never happen. Upon graduation from college with a BS in Biology from Longwood College I was offered a job with the Department of Pathology, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals. Twenty years later, Praxis I completed along with all educational requirements but 2 classes, an opportunity presented itself to tutor students who had been suspended or expelled from Richmond Public Schools. That one week turned into a month, which turned into a job offer teaching Chemistry in high school and here I am 20 years later.

When I was offered the job here at Falling Creek Middle I was also offered jobs at two CCPS high schools. But this is the one I chose, the place which made me feel at home and I am so glad I did. I have seen principals come and go while at the Creek but it is the students that I love and teach which keeps me here at Falling Creek Middle.

When I am not teaching I love gardening, playing board games, playing cards, listening to music and crafts. I have one daughter, Tyler. I am also a realtor and thoroughly enjoy when I make someone happy in finding them their home. I am a true believer in what is meant to be yours will be yours.