Staff Profile: Kelly Butler

Grace Leslau, Staff Writer

New chorus teacher Kelly Butler anticipates an outstanding first year at WJ.

“The reputation of the school is overall very positive in every way,” she said.

Butler has been teaching for 11 years. She grew up in the Midwest and attended St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Before coming to WJ, she taught part time at both Sherwood High School and Eastern Middle School.  She enjoys teaching and looks forward to working with WJ students.

“[I like] working with kids who are excited to do well, to be involved and to have fun,” she said.

Outside of school, Butler spends most of her time with her one-year-old daughter. She also likes to travel. Butler describes herself as goofy, energetic and hardworking.
Butler is excited to be working this year at the same school as her husband, social studies teacher Jeremy Butler. They met teaching at Altona Middle School in Longmont, Colo., and coach the Glenmont Tigers swim team together.
Butler is adjusting to her new position and has yet to determine whether she wishes to make changes to the WJ choral department.
“It would be great to have a men’s and women’s choir someday,” she said.