Monday, March 3, 2014

"Except for parents, no one is more important to children's futures than their teachers." -
Kate Walsh




Hello! My name is Carolyn Butler. I graduated from Louisville High School and from Mississippi State with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  I have taught 1st and 2nd grade, and currectly am teaching Kindergarten.  I have worked in the Louisville School District for about 15 years.

In my spare time, I enjoy going to MSU football and baseball games, and attending church with my family.

I love teaching! It is so rewarding watching children grow and learn. Children are so amazing. My goal is to show my students learning can be fun and instill in them a love for learning!


Hello! My name is Betty Cotton. I am married to David Cotton. We have six English Pointer working dogs, three outside dogs, and one house dog. We love dogs!  We enjoy living in the country around my extended family. David and I are active members of The Way Community Church. I have the pleasure of working with the youth and singing in the Praise and Worship Band / Transformed.

I began my educational journey in Starkville School District as a Second Grade teacher assistant. Then got my first teaching position at Weir Attendance Center as a First Grade teacher. Since that time, I have been working at Fair Elementary. I taught Kindergarten for eleven years and currently I am in my seventeenth year as a School Counselor.  I have a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and a Specialist's Degree in School Counseling from MSU.

It is my pleasure each day to help your child succeed and reach their dreams!



Mary Ann Stokes
Bachelor of Science from Mississippi State 1992
Been teaching 18 years at Fair Elementary
Taught 3rd grade for 10 years and then moved to 2nd grade
Married Antoine Stokes and have 2 children, Michael and Rebecca


Hi, my name is Janice Whitfield and I am the kindergarten inclusion teacher here at Fair Elementary. I was born right here in Louisville but grew up in Milwaukee, WI. There I attended grade school, junior high, and graduated from Rufus King High School. After graduation, I attended Jackson State University and received a bachelor’s degree in special education with an endorsement in Hearing Disability. I later got an endorsement in Mild to Moderate Disabilities. In 2000 the Lord blessed me to receive my National Board Certification and to recertify in 2010.

I’m married to Kenneth Whitfield and we have four children and three grandchildren. I attend Trinity Church of God in Christ and work in various areas of the church. I enjoy teaching at Fair and watching the children as they progress. I love the look of triumph on the face of students when they master a skill. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.