Dr. Marica Blake Butler

Dr. Marica Blake Butler

Class: 1960Inducted: 2018

Marcia Butler graduated from Asbury Park High School in 1960, and from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1964 and a Master of Science in Administration and Supervision in 1968. She received a Doctorate in Administration in 1997 from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Dr. Butler also completed Harvard Principles Academy at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Her career in education began as a Kindergarten teacher in Indianapolis Public Schools. She also served as an Assistant Principal and Dean of Students at Chrispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.

As an elementary principal, Dr. Butler received numerous awards for raising student achievement in Math and Language Arts. During her 39 year career in Education she served as a Director in Upward Bound at Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In retirement, Dr. Butler and her daughter, Attorney Ashariti Ordone, started a successful pre-school, “A Gifted & Talented Child Development Academy”. The pre-school is located In Indianapolis, Indiana, and has been thriving for 16 years. She is most proud of her beautiful family Ashanti and Terence Ordone, and her grandsons Mason and Carson Ordone.

She agrees with Mr. Fashion’s motto…."It’s not where you begin in life, but where you end that matters most."