Deana Butcher

Deana Butcher


Academic Interests

  • Public speaking
  • Speech/theater education

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • Coached students in speech and debate to state championships and national finalists
  • Springfield Public Schools Star Catcher Award
  • Springfield Public School Teacher of the Year finalist twice
  • Numerous presentations at STAM

Previous Experience

  • 30 years in public high school
  • Directed speech and debate programs
  • Taught honors and dual credited classes
  • Communication Arts Chair
  • Director of College and Career readiness program


Buffalo, MO


Reading, cooking, spending time with my family.

Future Goals and Aspirations

To continue teaching as long as possible.

Life Outside the University

Married with three children.

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