Principal

Horns Up Longhorns! My name is Kara Butler and I have had the privilege of being the Leigh Principal since fall of 2016. I got my undergrad in English at Chico State and both my teaching and Admin credentials at San Jose State. I taught both English and ELD before jumping into Administration. I have been an Administrator for the past twenty three years at both the middle and high school levels. 


I got married in 1990 to my amazing husband Todd who is a middle school math teacher, coach, and Athletic Director in the Cupertino Union School District. We have two sons, Jake, who works in the tech field at NASA, and Will, who is on the San Jose State football team and is studying Communications.


One of the many highlights in my time at Leigh was being Principal during Will’s senior year and getting to be on stage as he walked across.