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Nikkida Butler Named New Director of Counseling


Nikkida Butler has been named Manor ISD's new Director of Counseling. 

With an impressive career that spans over a decade in educational support and counseling, Butler brings a wealth of experience, leadership, and innovation to her new role. Her tenure in education includes pivotal positions in Hutto ISD, extensive service within Manor ISD, and influential roles across various educational levels and districts.

As the former School Counseling Coordinator for Hutto ISD, Butler led the district's implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program, directly impacting twelve campuses and coordinating a team of twenty-six school counselors. Her leadership significantly contributed to the development and execution of counseling services, student information system management, and the enhancement of college, career, and military readiness among students. Throughout her career, she has also continuously strived to integrate her counseling and administrator skill sets to serve scholars, staff, and families within the community, embracing a restorative approach to impact lives.

Before her time in Hutto, Butler served Manor ISD in several capacities, including as the Assistant Principal of Instruction at Manor New Tech Middle School, where she led the Counseling Team and Master Scheduling, among other responsibilities. Her experience is deeply rooted in Manor ISD, having also been a high school counselor and lead counselor for Manor High School and Manor Senior High School.

Butler's comprehensive background includes roles as a school counselor/restorative counselor/college and career counselor at Manor Excel Academy, counselor intern and teacher within Manor ISD, and early career positions that laid the groundwork for her educational counseling and support expertise.

"I am thrilled to embark on this journey as Manor ISD's Director of Counseling," Butler said. "It's a privilege to continue serving the community that has been a significant part of my professional life. I am deeply committed to fostering an environment where every student can access the support and resources they need to thrive academically, emotionally, and socially. Together, with our dedicated counselors and staff, we will work tirelessly to ensure our students' success and well-being."

Butler earned her Bachelor's in Family and Consumer Science from Texas State University and her master's in School Counseling from Lamar University.