Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Deanna Butherus, and I have worked in this district for over 35 years, first as an elementary music teacher and for many years now as a gifted/talented specialist. In this capacity, I have been privileged to work at 10 of the district elementary schools, and now I am happy to add Meeker to my list! My husband, Steve, and I have raised our children in the Greeley schools, and I am thrilled to have one grandchild (and another soon on the way) who will also grow up in Greeley.
If your child is identified G/T student and you wish to know more about their Advanced Learning Plans as well as the services I provide for them and their teachers, please feel free to contact me through the school. If you have a child that you wish to nominate for gifted programming, please contact me as well. The CogAT test is an aptitude test that is usually given to initiate this process, and it is given school wide in 2nd grade, but it can additionally be given (by me) to any student in any grade. Students who have some data that supports a possible identification in the future are often placed in a talent pool where they can receive my services as needed.
Welcome to an exciting new year at Meeker in a brand new school! I look forward to meeting you and working with your children.