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Reading educator

Norma Butler May, Egyptian, American reading educator. Recipient international teaching award Delores Kohl Foundation, 1994.


May, Norma Butler was born on September 6, 1940 in Cairo, Illinois, United States. Daughter of John William and Irene Virginia (Cartwright) Butler.


AS, Vincennes University, 1960. Bachelor of Science, Indiana State University, 1961. Master of Science, Indiana State University, 1966.


Kindergarten teacher School District 130, Blue Island, Illinois, 1961-1970. Subsidiary teacher Chicago Board Education, 1974-1976. Reading specialist Evanston Township High School, Illinois, since 1976.


Since a human being is the central factor in the plan of salvation, the Gospel must be taught, understood and accepted by him.


God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.


All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.


Member National Education Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Council Teachers English, American Association of University Women (presenter Title I IASA statewide conference 1995), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, International Reading Association, Illinois Education Association, Jack & Jill of America, University Illinois Mothers Association (Second vice president 1992-1993, president 1993-1994).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, walking, theater, spectator sports, music.


Married Willie L. May, July 4, 1964. Children: Kristian, Karen.

John William Butler

Irene Virginia (Cartwright) Butler

Willie L. May

Kristian May

Karen May