This year, Leigh High School has made some adjustments to the faculty. The new principal, Kara Butler, has many goals to better Leigh High School.
Q:What was your previous occupation?
I’ve been a principal for 15 years so, previous occupation to that was an assistant principal.
Q:What does your new job consist of?
Setting a vision for the school…making sure we’re providing the kind of education that prepares the kids for life after high school.
Q:Do you like your new job?
I love it!
Q:What do you like about your new job?
After having been with middle schoolers for eleven years I was ready to get back to high school because you can just have different conversations with kids at this age group.
Q:What are your predictions for the school year?
I predict that we will continue the level of communication that we have started so that both parents and students feel like they’re knowing what’s going on at Leigh.
Q:What do you find is the hardest about your job?
When I have to address a student’s situation because they made a poor choice–anytime you’ve got to deliver bads news or work with someone who’s in a situation they don’t want to be in.
Q:What inspired you to take a position in school faculty?
I was a teacher, I’d be looking around at other kids that weren’t in my classes that I wanted to help…I met an assistant principal, I just saw what kind of impact he was able to have on a larger group of students…I looked at that and said, “That’s what I want to be able to do.”
Butler is prepared for this school year and wishes to face these challenges head on.