CCS grad appointed as school principal


Cooperstown Central School District has announced the appointment of Kristin Butler as junior-senior high school principal, effective July 1.

According to a media release, Butler, a 1999 graduate of Cooperstown Central School, has worked in the district for the past 13 years, most recently as the director of curriculum development and assessment.

“I’m very fortunate to be able to work with an experienced staff who have expertise in both their content area and in developing adolescents,” Butler said in the release. “It is very special to have lived and worked in this school district for many years, including my own K-12 educational experience. ... I am excited to work alongside our students and teachers to enhance programs and continue the long-standing expectation for success and putting students first. Building relationships with students, families and staff will support our school in improving student outcomes and opportunities.”

Before taking an administrative role at CCS, Butler was a fifth-grade teacher. She has degrees in degrees in elementary education and special education and a master’s degree in education administration. 

Butler will replace Jim Brophy, who has served as interim principal this year, and was the school’s athletic director before accepting the principal assignment.