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LOCS data specialist Missy Butki recognized with Illuminate Education honor

LOCS data specialist Missy Butki recognized with Illuminate Education honor

Missy Butki with award

Lake Orion Community Schools data specialist Missy Butki has reached an impressive milestone.

Butki received Illuminate Education's Platinum Level User Certification, which recognizes educators' extensive skill and impact in using Illuminate's products to support students. She was recognized at a the Illuminate Education User Conference.

Illuminate shared information about her honor:

The program recognizes outstanding educators who skillfully use Illuminate Data and Assessment (DnA), an assessment creation and administration platform, to make a positive impact for their students, schools, and district.

Butki has served in education for 23 years. She has skillfully led Illuminate DnA’s implementation in the district to provide information-rich local assessments and easy to use, high-impact reporting to her colleagues. Butki uses DnA to help teachers discover critical insights about student learning that inform their instructional next steps. She also ensures that district administrators have the right information at their fingertips in DnA in order to make informed decisions for students.

Six educators were awarded certification from a list of several finalists. All six 2020 Platinum Level Certificate awardees were recognized at the 2020 Illuminate Education User Conference (IEUC) West in Anaheim. This event brings together over 800 educators for two days of professional learning, training sessions, and networking. 

“The Platinum Level Certification recognizes exceptional educators who demonstrate expertise and dedication in using the platform to support students, staff, and systems,” said Amy Jackson, Vice President of Learning and Development at Illuminate Education. “Educators who hold this certification are recognized by Illuminate Education as having the knowledge and ability to sustain and meaningfully grow their implementation. I am honored to award Missy Butki for her incredible work at Lake Orion Community Schools.”

The certification requires annual maintenance in order to remain instated. Certified educators must complete a set of professional learning and capacity building tasks, such as collaborating with other districts, training new staff members, holding district trainings, and participating in webinars, regional meetings, and/or conferences. 

“Illuminate has helped our district toward a culture of data-informed instruction. Through the available reports and several different ways to collect assessment data, teachers and administrators can collaborate and respond to students’ needs more effectively, track and analyze student performance, and reflect on current practices,” said Butki. “Receiving Platinum Level Certification means that Lake Orion Community Schools has a deep understanding of how Illuminate can support our staff in increasing the academic achievement of all students.”