About Me

Mrs. Anitra Butler-Ngugi is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education in the Department of Early Childhood and Teacher Education at Prince George’s Community College, a role she has held since August 2001. With an extensive background in education, her research primarily explores curriculum and instruction, language and literacy development, and ubuntugogy—an Afrocentric educational philosophy that emphasizes humanity as a cornerstone of teaching and learning.

Before joining Prince George’s Community College, Mrs. Butler-Ngugi dedicated herself to various educational roles including classroom teacher, reading specialist, and special educator. She has taught in various educational systems including: Prince George’s County, Calvert County, Montgomery County, Arlington County Public Schools, and a Public Charter School in the District of Columbia.

Anitra is a multi-degreed scholar, holding a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and Literacy Education from Bowie State University, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Bilingual Special Education from The George Washington University, and a Master’s in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University. Recently, she expanded her expertise by earning a graduate certificate in Assistive Technology from George Mason University and she is currently pursuing a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction.

Passionately committed to the development and implementation of African-centered instructional materials, Anitra collaborates with educational content developers to create culturally rich learning resources for Pre-K to Grade 12 students and content-specific materials for teacher education methods courses. Her work supports educators and parents in fostering representation and decolonizing curricula, reinforcing the importance of African heritage and culture in students’ educational experiences.

Currently, Mrs. Butler-Ngugi is developing an Afrocentric open educational platform aimed at empowering educators to integrate African history, culture, and perspectives into their teaching resources and practices. This platform seeks to decolonize education and promote cultural representation, providing essential resources, tools, and support for those implementing an African-centered curriculum.