Traci Lynn Butler Scholarship
This scholarship is given in memory of Traci Lynn Butler, who spent her career working with kids and families. She retired as a valued member of the SUSD community and family as the Sahuarita Primary School counselor for several years.
Traci started her career as a special education teacher. After graduate school, she spent the remainder of her career as a child and family therapist, as well as school counselor. Traci was dedicated to child advocacy. She was well respected in the educational community as well as the juvenile justice system.
Scholarship Information. This scholarship is to be given to high school seniors in the Sahuarita Unified School District who have been in foster care and/or adopted. The scholarship is to be used for expenses related to post-secondary education such as laptop, books, parking fees, etc.
I Am Strong
In her last days, Traci wrote an interactive book while undergoing her chemotherapy treatments, knowing that it could be a beneficial tool to encourage kids. She wanted to give a gift to counselors, teachers, and parents that they could use as encouragement in their conversations with kids. Traci believed that all kids are strong and resilient; they just need the adults around them to help them see this. The proceeds of this book will continually fund this scholarship to benefit resilient students for continuing their education beyond high school. Click here to purchase I Am Strong