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About Your Instructor, Mary Anne Butler

MARY ANNE BUTLER is an outstanding science educator and enthusiastic presenter who has been successfully using forensic science strategies to teach her grades 7-12 students key concepts in chemistry, biology and physical science. Her class has been featured on the CBS Evening News and in a variety of education publications as a model for the use of forensic science in grades 7-12 classrooms. In addition, she is the author of Strengthening Your Science Instruction Using NEW and Innovative Forensic Science Strategies (Grades 7-12), the detailed handbook you will receive at this seminar to assist you in implementing all the strategies and lessons you will learn during the day.

What Your Colleagues Say About Mary Anne Butler

"Very exciting, well presented with lots of enthusiasm. Real, usable activities with both short and long term lessons." - Susan Banalewicz, 6th Grade Science Teacher

"This seminar gave me tremendous insight into the great things that can be achieved in a forensics course." - Andrew DiMuro, Chemistry/Forensics Teacher

"Mary Anne Butler has an outstanding knowledge base in forensic science. Her ideas are unique and I can't wait to implement the materials into my class!" - Diane Munno, Teacher

"Mary Anne Butler provided an informative and innovative way to teach forensics. A very well-spoken and knowledgeable professional who managed to hold our attention and left us with new information and methods to teach forensic science. Excellent job!" - David Tricamo, Forensics Science Teacher

"Mary Anne's seminar is both interesting and entertaining. She is the Grand Marshal in the parade of forensic education!" - Tammy Lavigne, 7th Grade Science Teacher

"Excellent, well worth my time. Best workshop I've attended in years!" - Shari Templeton, Physics Teacher

"This has been an enlightening experience with a lot of practical information that I can directly implement in my classroom. Thanks!" - Juanita Abundiz, Forensic Science Teacher

"Wow! What an awesome presentation - top notch - very impressed! I can use everything presented and thanks for introducing us to a forensics star!" - Joy Holmes, Middle School Teacher

"I am walking away with a wealth of knowledge on how to infuse forensics into my classes. I especially liked the way Mary Anne spoke to both the high school and middle school levels." - Natasha Bullock-Oden, Middle School Science Teacher

"Wow! If this doesn't excite me to go back to my classroom tomorrow I don't know what will. Full of great ideas and classroom activities!" - Jacki McLain, Middle School Teacher

"Very enthusiastic and empowering presenter. Mary Anne showed us how to incorporate forensics into a basic level class without having to teach an entire course on forensic science." - Marina Stanbery, High School Science Teacher

"The instructor was interesting and well prepared with many practical classroom applications. Her ideas will enhance the CSI unit we have in place." - Lyn Pettyjohn, Library Media Specialist