I have worked in the Early Education and Kinder Fields for over 15 years and love it! I have presented for the NAEYC, CAEYC, ACSI Conferences and many others. I am having tons of fun being a home school mom for our 2nd grade son, presenting Teacher Workshops, as well as researching and creating educational music CD's and Books for my children's publishing company, Kati Bee and Friends, where we "Make Every Day a FUN day for learning!" For more fun ideas visit www.MrsFlutterbee.com
Student Directed Teaching
Awards and Accomplishments: • 2008 – National Television Appearance – recognized for special musical and educational contributions in the Iowa City Community – KCRG website link at: http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/17584174.html • 2006 to 2012 - Certificates of recognition for Early Education Teacher Training • 2010 – Magic of Believing Community Hero Award (in recognition of dedication, commitment and positive impact on the community.
Education and Certification Background: • Preschool Teacher Permit – Current • B.A in Psychology - special emphasis on Child Development and Music Theory
Kati “Bee” Butcher is a creative and skilled author, composer, preschool teacher, keynote speaker, and home school mom. Her experience as a teacher, staff development trainer, and Director for Kati Bee and Friends, children’s publishing company, combined with her natural talents as a writer and musician, give her the unique ingredients needed to create fun, educational music CD’s and Books that so many teachers and kids love. Kati has worked with young children and their families, both traditional and special needs, for over 15 years. It is in the special needs classrooms where Kati has learned a bit of sign language and, along with dance movements, incorporates sign in her song presentations. You can enjoy watching video clips and listening to Kati’s fun song clips at www.mrsflutterbee.com, where you’ll discover Kati’s alter ego, Mrs. Flutterbee, a zany teacher that loves kids and loves having FUN! Kati’s current position as Director for Kati Bee and Friends, has given her much insight into the needs of young children. It has allowed her the opportunity to research and create staff training and resources for preschool and kindergarten teachers in order to help them incorporate the arts in their curriculum, as well as discover useful techniques for rewarding and redirecting behaviors to support a healthy social and emotional environment. Kati’s many years of working with young children, continue to benefit both teachers and kids across the globe. Her famous saying as Mrs. Flutterbee rings in the hearts of many who love kids, “Make every day a FUN day for learning”!
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Science, World Language, Latin, Arts & Music, Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music), Drama, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Religion, Literature, Character Education, General Science, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Dance, Spring