My name is Tanya Buttry. I have been employed as a speech-language pathologist for Madison County schools for almost 11 years. I currently serve children here at Shannon Johnson Elementary, grades pre-school through fifth, who have needs in the area of communication.
I have two precious children, ages 9 and 5. Both of my children attend school here at Shannon Johnson. My husband, Shane, also is employed by Madison County Schools as a teacher and coach at Madison Southern High School. I have lived in Berea for 15 years and feel blessed to work in this community.
I am originally from Scottsville, Ky, a small town in western Kentucky. I graduated from EKU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders in 1997. Then, I received my Master of Arts in Communication Disorders as well as my Rank One in 2001. Upon graduation, I immediately began to work for Madison County schools as a speech/language pathologist. I worked at Kingston for four years before taking some time off to care for my children. Upon returning to work, I came to Shannon Johnson and have been here since. Shannon Johnson is a wonderful place to work. I feel blessed to work here and blessed that my children can attend a school with such a fine and caring staff.
My hobbies include church activities, spending time with my family and friends, coaching middle school girls' basketball at Farristown Middle School, coaching little league basketball, and attending countless sporting events which involve myself, my husband, and/or my children.
I definitely love my job. The most rewarding thing about my job is to watch how my students progress from the time I start seeing them until the time when they exit the speech/language program. It is also very rewarding to see how a student's confidence grows as their skills improve.