Aristocat Childen's Academy
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Thank you for your interest in AristoCat Children’s Academy! My name is JaCie Butters, and I founded AristoCat Children’s Academy in 2010. It has since been my goal to own and operate a high quality academy, which provides safe, clean, nurturing and developmentally appropriate environments for children.
As a mother of two I know how important it is for parents to know that their child is surrounded by loving and caring individuals in a secure environment.
As a young adult, I had a career in nursing and I was presented with the opportunity to be part of a humanitarian group. I volunteered to go to Ghana, Africa to aid orphans to promote an environment of education, healthcare and agricultural practices. I worked with hundreds of children at several different schools and hospitals. This is the first time I realized I wanted to make a different in the lives of children.
I married my wonderful husband in 2006, and we were blessed with a baby girl in 2008. When Brylei was first born, I was fortunate enough to be able to stay home with her for a while before I had to return to work. Upon returning to work, I had to find a very special place to have my daughter attend for childcare. I searched high and low. There were not many places that I felt my daughter would be cared for the way in which she deserves.
As time ran out, I made my decision and I placed her with a provider that I thought would be the best for my baby girl. After three days of having her enrolled, I discovered something horrible. My child was being mistreated and neglected. I was devastated. I instantly pulled my daughter from the provider’s care and decided that this was an opportunity knocking on my door.
The answer was staring me right in the face. This was when I decided that I was going to be the difference in childrens’ lives, and start AristoCat Children’s Academy.
In 2012 our family was blessed again with a sweet little boy whom we named Breyden.
I began my career in child development in 2010. After receiving my National Administrators Credential I began working on my degree in child development, which I received in 2013. I am very proud of these accomplishments and I am confident that you will be pleased with our commitment to quality and to providing the best possible care for your child.
I love the excitement of seeing the students learn something new! Sometimes it’s the best part of the day, knowing that you are a part a students excitement of a new skill or lesson. I love when we’re out on field trips and I see students learning and using life skills that they will use for their entire lives. I love that it’s like having one big family. My students, their family and my coworkers are all my family. Growing up, I didn’t have a big family, so I’m glad that I have one now! I also love the excitement that I see every morning when the students come to school and the excitement at the end of the day when they want to tell mom and dad what they learned! We are in this for the children and they are what matters. I received my Child Development Associates Degree in 2018 and have been at AristoCat Children’s Academy since 2014.
I love to go camping! The fresh mountain air is just good for your soul. I love to spend time with my husband and kids, whether we do a family date night or just long mountain drives. In the spring and summer we ride bikes to the bowling alley and get ice cream or just go around town. In the summer we snuggle and watch movies and eat popcorn! I also love food, especially pasta! I’m pretty sore it’s essential to surviving but yummy food is always a deal breaker! I spend way to much time in Netflix especially when I should be sleeping! If I could pass wisdom onto my students I would tell them to just help and care. The world would be such a better place if everyone just cared and helped a little more. To not judge and to accept everyone’s differences and to always listen and try to understand!
“Be the change you want to see in the world”
I love seeing excitement on children’s faces not only when they learn new things, but when they teach me new things, like slowing down and enjoying the little things. I started teaching when I was 16 at in home daycare and continued working there for 4 years until I had my first child. From my first child to my third child, I worked at a different in home daycare and watched other children at my home until I joined AristoCat Children's Academy in 2016.
As a mom, I love to go camping, hunting and fishing with my family! One of my hidden talents that I share with my family is cooking. If I could pass on any wisdom to my students, I would tell them to be tolerant and kind to everybody, you never know what somebody is going through.
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
Teacher / Chef
Reasons I Love Teaching:
I love watching kids grow and learn and, even more, I love the smile they get when they accomplish new things. I love watching the students play and make new friends. I love just being with the kids all day.
I have been working at ACA for one year and take various training courses annually.
Things I Like to Do:
Reading, camping and spending time with my family
The Little Mermaid and Sweet Home Alabama
I love when students come back to me and say “I learned so much from you!” or “You were my favorite teacher!” I love it when they have that aha moment when something finally clicks, and I got to be that positive impact. I have a degree in Elementary Education. I’ve taught 2nd & 7th grade, and substitute taught all grades. I even had my own in home daycare for a while. I’ve been at AristoCat Children’s Academy since .
One of my hidden talents is that I can remember people’s birthdays! I enjoy cooking baked goods, eating seven course meals, making and creating crafts, and shopping. If I could pass on any wisdom to my students, I would say: You are capable more than what you ever thought possible.
“Be careful with your words, once they are said, they can only be forgiven not forgotten.”
I love kids! I’m patient and enjoy teaching! I love learning the kids fun and unique personalities. I have always been the nurturing type, even at an early age. I hope to one day go through medical school and become a surgeons assistant. I’ve been with AristoCat Childrnen’s Academy since March 2018.
I enjoy cheer, tennis, reading and riding horses.
“If you ever feel like giving up, just remember there is a little girl watching you who wants to be just like you… don’t disappoint her.” – Heather Stillufsen
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