Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of attending my first-ever International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference in Philadelphia. Since I was a newbie, I attempted to gather as much information before arrival as possible. I read up on all the advice the “veterans” had posted on the Conference Ning and the ISTE Young Educators Network [...]
Doug graduated from Youngstown State University in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, and is currently persuing a Master’s Degree in Education with a major in Instructional Technology from Wilkes University. He has studied saxophone with recording artists James Umble, Kent Englehardt, and Joshua Redman. Doug has also performed with many artists including The Manhattan Transfer, The Temptations, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, The Mamas and the Papas, Wayne Newton, Marie Osmond, and jazz artists Conrad Herwig, Kenny Burrell and Maynard Ferguson. He has also performed with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. His album credits include the Downbeat Magazine award-winning “Biddle-De-Bop” by the YSU Jazz Ensemble, “Standard Fare” by Brass Taxi, and “The Way You Move Me” by Christian artist, Jordan Biel. Doug also serves as a guest clinician and soloist throughout the Western PA region. He is currently the Director of Bands at Shenango Jr. – Sr. High School in New Castle, PA and performs regularly with his jazz groups, The Doug Butchy Big Band, and the Doug Butchy Trio. In May of 2010 Doug was selected as one of 28 educators from around the country to receive a DENny Award in the “Community Choice” category from Discovery Education.