Title: Retired Teacher, Founder, Inventor
Company: Butler Bender Interactive Reading Method
Location: Picayune, Mississippi, United States
Patricia Butler Bender, Founder at Butler Bender Interactive Reading Method, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in reading education.
Growing up a shy individual, Ms. Bender never imagined she would become a teacher. After time and her own school experiences, she realized the difficulties that reserved students faced in classrooms and decided she would do her part to help the issue. After achieving a Bachelor of Science from Jackson State University, she went on to obtain a Master of Science from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1979. A beloved teacher of the Mississippi Public Schools for 30 years, Ms. Bender taught at-risk students as well as accelerated reading to gifted, advanced and accelerated first graders until her retirement. Honorably named Teacher of the Year on various occasions, the educator attributes her years of success to a passion for her work and helping students overcome their challenges in the classroom.
In 2005, Ms. Bender utilized her decades of teaching to found the Butler Bender Interactive Reading Method. The Butler Bender Interactive Reading Method is an effective teaching method to help students pronounce and understand words easily. From her years in the classroom, Ms. Bender found difficulty in individualizing reading for each student and she made it her mission to concoct a new way of learning to read or improving reading skills. With her distinguished method, the participant sees what a letter or letters are actually saying by using familiar pictures with the same sound. Today, “The Reading Teacher” application is available for use on smart devices. To remain abreast of her industry, despite her retirement, Ms. Bender maintains professional affiliation with the Professional Women’s Organization and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, reading, studying the Bible, playing Scrabble, helping senior citizens and spending time with her family, which includes three children and nine grandchildren.
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