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Humanities educator

Nina Butts, American Humanities educator. Certified secondary teacher, Texas. Carey McWilliams fellow The Nation Institute, New York City, 1983-1984.

Background

Butts, Nina was born on September 15, 1952 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Daughter of Edward Alexander Butts and Ruth Jane Laessle.

Education

Bachelor, University North Texas, 1976. Master of Arts, University North Texas, 1979.

Career

Teacher Elgin (Texas) High School, 1977-1978. Teaching fellow University North Texas, Denton, 1978-1979. Instructor English Austin (Texas) Community College, since 1979.

Member faculty University Texas, San Antonio, 1982. Alumni representative Bennington (Vermont) College, since 1981. Contributing writer Texas Observer, 1981-1985.

Achievements

  • Certified secondary teacher, Texas.

Membership

Founding member board directors Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign, Austin, 1982-1986, Texans for Bilateral Nuclear Weapons Freeze, Austin, 1984-1987. Democratic primary candidate for United States House of Representatives, Austin, 1986. Volunteer Children's Shelter Texas, Austin, 1995-1996.

President of the board directors Texans Against Gun Violence, Austin, 1996. Member National Council Teachers English, Texas Faculty Association.

Connections

Married Brian Dean East, January 30, 1988. 1 child, Chloe Noelle.

father:
Edward Alexander Butts

mother:
Ruth Jane Laessle

spouse:
Brian Dean East

child:
Chloe Noelle Butts