Fellows Will Continue to Work with UTC via Emphasis on Classroom Behavior

Group shot involving; 2017-18 Fellow Sarah Rivkin, Dr. Aleisha McCallie, Martha Butterfield, Christina Manton, Whitney Whitaker and Mary Retchko (left to right). Click the photo to see album.

On October 23rd four teachers who have demonstrated effective, positive behavior management with students from diverse backgrounds were inducted into the Butterfield Fellowship from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s School of Education.

Our new class of Fellows is comprised of upper grade elementary and middle school teachers with classroom management expertise. These new Fellows will expand the ability of the current Butterfield Fellowship to mentor and provide professional development to a wider range of teachers. We believe the new class will be strong addition to the current Butterfield Fellows.

Here are the four Fellows honored, along with their respective school and grade level concentration:

  • Christina Manton, Orchard Knob Middle, 6th grade Science
  • Mary Retchko, Dalewood Middle, 8th grade ELA
  • Aleisha McCallie, East Brainerd Elementary, 5th grade Math & Science
  • Whitney Whitaker, East Lake Academy, 6th grade ELA

The Butterfield Fellowship program is named for Dr. William Butterfield, the late Professor Emeritus in the University of Tennessee Chattanooga Teacher Preparation Academy. Dr. Butterfield’s interest in behavior management and diverse populations provides the focus for the fellowship program. The purpose of the program is to support schools and teachers in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of practices that promote positive classroom environments.