Ms. Patricia Butler was born in Bardstown, Ky. She has been a preschool teacher and co-director for many years, all at St. Joseph School. Her students fondly refer to her as “Miss Patricia.” Ms. Butler has an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education from St. Catharine College and an Associate Catechist Certificate. She received the St. Catharine College Distinguished Graduate Award. Ms. Butler is one of ten children, seven girls and three boys.
She has one daughter, Tamara Butler who lives in Lexington, Ky. and works at St. Joseph Hospital. Her favorite activities include walking, watching her great nieces and nephews play sports, going to the park, listening to music, and working in her yard. She also enjoy shopping and spending time with her daughter. Her favorite vacation was to Virginia Beach, where she enjoyed the late night walks on the beach, watching the sun set and seeing the early morning sunrise. A favorite childhoold memory is of going on family weekend fishing trips. Ms. Butler identifies John Phillips as someone who had a positive influence on her. She says of him, “He inspires me to believe in myself and the ability to get things done.” The best part of teaching for her is seeing the faces of the children once they understand the task and become comfortable with their daily routine. Her favorite quote is: “Reach for the stars and hope for the universe; anything is possible.”