Parenting is a very tricky proposition, filled with lots of surprises – some pleasant and some, well, not so much . . . surprises that aren’t addressed in the owner’s manual. Most parents do their best to sort it all out as they go along, hoping their instincts and judgments are good ones or, at least, not disastrous. Our hope, of course, is that over time our children find a path in life that’s filled with meaning and purpose. And those are the wistful sentiments we hear from Maryellen Butke.
Maryellen Butke describes herself as an avid political junkie and advocate for education and equality. Butke advises education philanthropists to enhance their impact. She and her partner Jo live in Providence with their children Alicia and Matthew.