Subject/Grade Level: K-12 (Superintendent, principal, math, science, industrial arts, bus driver, coach, custodian and anything else that needed to be done).
City & State: Eskridge, Kansas
Louis was a man that always cared about his students, faculty, staff, bus drivers and his family. He was an educator that used innovative teaching techniques so his students would be prepared for the next level. He was a tireless educator and would always make sure his students were prepared to tackle challenges they would face in the future.
Louis’s career of thirty-nine years was spent in Wabaunsee and Lyon county in Kansas. He was also the first principal of the first consolidated district of Kansas (1957). The schools name was Northern Heights High School and became a model district for the State of Kansas. One of the most unusual things about the school was it had a reservoir on the roof to hold water to be used for showers and other uses for water.
Louis was a veteran of WW II (flight engineer for 53 missions) and awarded the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross while stationed in England. He was also a third degree Mason, a member of the Masonic Lodge and order of the Eastern Star at Allen, Kansas. He was also a member of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity at Emporia State Teachers College and the Santa Fe Band of Topeka, Kansas.
If we had more educators today like Mr. Louis Butler, we would have students prepared for the future!