Ms. Jillion Butchko has been teaching English since 2007. She started teaching at Santee in 2015 and currently teaches Avid 1, English 9 and Honors English 9. She loves Santee because she gets to reveal to her students the beauty of literature. Ms. Butchko’s favorite expression is “Be better!” which she uses to inspire her students as well as herself. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Chapman University and her Teaching Credential from Point Loma University. She has coached softball and Drill Team and during her free time she likes to play softball, hike, watch sports and read which helps her relax.