Phone: 571-252-2220


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Chris Buttrick

Welcome to 2019-2020 8th Grade Civics and Economics!
Class calender, notes, study guides are all posted on the Civics Team website
About Mr. Buttrick:
Mr. Buttrick is a graduate of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.  He holds degrees in Political Science and Secondary Education.  This is Mr. Buttrick's twelfth year at Belmont Ridge, where he has taught 7th grade US History and 8th Grade Civics and Economics.  Mr. Buttrick also serves as the Subject Area Lead Teacher for the Social Science Department at Belmont Ridge.  As a graduate from Loudoun County Public Schools, Mr. Buttrick is excited to continue to work within the community he has called home for most of his life. Outside of school, Mr. Buttrick and his wife love spending time with their two sons, Alan and Jake, and two cats named Fluffernut and Jonesy!
In Social Studies this year, students will be learning the fundamentals of government processes, economics, and being an engaged and active 21st century citizen.

Units covered this year:
-Foundations of Government
-National Government Structure and Functions
-State and Local Government Structure and Functions
-The Election Process
-Introduction to Economics and Personal Finance
-Role of Government in Economics 
 Need extra help or to schedule an appointment?
Mr. Buttrick is available most mornings between 7:45am and 8:20am.  Please schedule 24 hours in advance to ensure there is not a conflict in schedule.