Instructional Support Team
Executive Director of Instruction
Mollie Sharrar enjoys the challenge and excitement of leading the Instructional Support team and helping the district move in innovative directions. She has been with Dexter Schools for 25 years and has held positions as Science, Math and Health teacher, Middle and High School Administrator, and District Administrator. She is married to an amazingly supportive husband and has two children in college - one is earning a Ph.D. at UC Berkley and the other is studying Physics at U of M. Mollie's advanced degrees include Educational Leadership and Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. In her spare time, she likes to read, exercise and spend time with friends and family.
Phone extension: 7346
Elementary Literacy Coach
Ashley Kerns has been teaching for twelve years and has taught grades 2-5. Ashley holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and Social Studies, a Masters degree in Reading and Literacy, and a Masters degree in Educational Technology and Leadership. Ashley has a passion for teaching and working with teachers and students. She is involved in several county-wide initiatives such as The Study of Early Literacy (SOEL) and Changing the Equation INTEL Mathematics. She has also completed trainings on using workshop in the classroom at University of Columbia's Teacher's College. When Mrs. Kerns is not in the classroom she enjoys spending time and traveling with her three children and husband.
Phone Extension: 2224
K-12 Data Coach
Jeff Dagg hired into Dexter High School in 1996 as the engineering and technology teacher. While at DHS, he also taught chemistry, 9th-grade science, and integrated math. He coached successful Build Your Dream Vehicle, Mars Rover, and Science Olympiad teams. In 2010, Jeff moved to the curriculum department to work on district initiatives. Jeff is currently an Instructional Coach on the Instructional Support Team. He participates in multi-county networks for science and adaptive leadership.
Phone extension: 4513
Math Enrichment Coordinator
Kirsten Butler has taught in Dexter since 1998. She spent thirteen years at Mill Creek teaching 8th grade Algebra, PreAlgebra, and a variety of electives. At Mill Creek, Butler served as the math department chair, yearbook advisor, and 8th grade co-advisor for many years. In 2011, she moved to Creekside and taught fifth grade for one year, followed by five years of teaching sixth grade. Mrs. Butler continues to create the Creekside yearbook and is also co-advisor for Student Leadership at Creekside. Butler is highly qualified in the area of mathematics and has taught at the college level during the summer.
Kirsten is resident of Dexter and is married to Eric Butler. She has three sons: Cameron, a computer programmer; Jacob, a senior in college majoring in Exercise Science; and Rick, an eighth grader. In her leisure time, Butler enjoys gardening, home projects, crafts, “playing” on the computer, and hanging out with her family. She also loves animals and currently has two dogs, two ferrets, and two aquariums with fish.
Mrs. Butler is passionate about mathematics and is excited to work with students to deepen their thinking and understanding of the subject. The goal of the enrichment is not to speed up the pace, but for students to think critically about mathematics through metacognition, discussion, exploration, project-based learning, and writing.
Phone extension: 4505
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Secondary Instruction Coach
Beau Kimmey has been working with Dexter Community School for the past fifteen years. He holds a B.S. in secondary education with a concentration on earth science, biology, and general science and a M.A. in educational media and technology. His roles at Dexter High School have included classroom instruction, science department chair, and NOSB coach. As Secondary Instructional Coach Beau has been working on developing and aligning science curriculum at the high school and helping develop pathways to maintain continuity in instructions for grades 9-12. He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife, Emily, who is also an educator. When not at work Beau likes to travel, play guitar, and loves the ocean and surfing.
Phone extension: 7382
Secondary Instruction Coach
Kristi Shaffer began working for Dexter Schools in 2004. She has taught Spanish levels 1-4 and has led Dexter Spanish students on many excursions, both in the U.S. and abroad. She is a part of the county's Assessment Literacy network and leads educators in the district in learning about sound assessment practices. Kristi is a frequent presenter at conferences, teaching others about evidence based instructional strategies. She enjoys writing curriculum, and was recently published as a contributor for the textbook, Nuestra historia. She now works as both an instructional coach and a Spanish teacher and enjoys that it allows her to work closely with both teachers and students.
Phone extension: 7386