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Margaret Leary Staff Directory

Name Position Duty Website
Badovinac, Amie [email]Teacher3rd 
Booth, Becky Teacher5th 
Boyle, Casey [email]TeacherAdaptive PE 
Buchholz, JoAnna TeacherSLP  
Carpenter, Sylvia [email]TeacherSp Ed Resource 
DeJohn, Anne Food ServiceServer 
Faulkner, Terry [email]TeacherTSA-Curric/Assist Tech Coach 
Gordon, Shirley [email]NurseNurse 
Hartwig, Laura PsychologistPsychologist 
Herlson, Laurie [email]Teacher3rd 
Huntsman, Brett [email]PrincipalPrincipal 
Keeley, Mollie [email]Teacher, TSAReading Coach 
Kennis, K.D. [email]TeacherLibrary/Technology 
Kieninger, Joan Teacher2nd  
Kivela, Ken [email]TeacherArt/Music 
Kriskovich, Jennifer [email]TeacherKindergarten 
Lowney, Kerry [email]TeacherCounselor 
Luoma, Jennifer [email]TeacherReading Coach/TSA 
Lykke, Amy [email]TeacherSLP 
McCarthy, Cindy [email]TeacherPE 
McCarthy-Cody, Kimberly [email]TeacherSLP 
McGree, Erin [email]TeacherSp Ed 
McLaughlin, Shelly [email]Teacher1st 
Newman, River [email]TeacherArt 
Peaslee, Katie TeacherSp Ed Resource 
Perusich, Amber [email]Teacher6th 
Petritz, Jerry [email]EngineerEngineer 
Powers, Tina [email]Teacher5th 
Reilly, Rena Food ServiceCook's Helper 
Remsen, Kara TeacherKindergarten 
Richards, Debbie [email]TeacherKindergarten 
Richards, Shawna [email]Teacher4th 
Richards Brown, Barbara [email]NurseNurse 
Schad, Courtney [email]Teacher1st 
Schilling, Braydon [email]PsychologistPsychologist 
Schinnell, Darcy MonitorPlayground 
Schulte, Colleen [email]TeacherPE 
Schultz, Dorothy [email]TeacherMusic 
Seymour, Judy [email]ClericalSecretary 
Sharon, Kathy [email]Teacher2nd 
Simon-Perala, Karla [email]Teacher4th 
Skartved, Kathleen Food ServiceServer 
Staack, Bradie [email]ClericalBookkeeper 
Stepan, Sarah [email]TeacherLSS 
Torpey, Mary CleanerCleaner 
Trang, Sarah [email]TeacherCounselor 
Ungerman, Taelor TeacherSp Ed (self-contained) 
Warner, Dorothy [email]NurseNurse 
Whitlock, Cara [email]Teacher2nd 

Margaret Leary Elementary School was constructed in 1973 when the “open-concept” philosophy dominated the educational world. It’s original architectural design had large open spaces with moveable dividers. Over the years, Margaret Leary’s interior design evolved to what now resembles a more traditional school with individual classrooms. The school was named in honor of Margaret Leary, an icon in the Butte School District. Starting as a stenographer in 1925 and retiring as the Financial Clerk in 1973, her dedication, work ethic, and passion to education and the Butte School District still remains the benchmark for “excellence.”

Quick Facts

Principal: Brett Huntsman
Grade Level: K-6
Enrollment Count: 406
School Hours:

  • K-2nd: 8:30 - 2:00
  • 3-6: 8:30 - 3:00
Attraction/Focus: The parents, teachers, staff and volunteers have created a positive learning environment, a culture of inquiry and thought and a climate of passion and excitement for learning.

Average Class Size:
  • (k-3) 21:0
  • ( 4-6) 25:1
Teaching Staff: Approximately 71% of faculty members have advanced degrees.

Support Services:
  • Speech/Language Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
Computer/Technology: 100% of all classrooms are networked and have access to high speed internet via voice-over IP (VOIP) peer to peer network 100% of teachers have individual and email and voice messaging accounts.

Networked Computer Ratio:
  • Student Ratio: 5:1

Contact Information

34 1/2 Mile Vue
Butte, Mt 59701
Phone: (406) 533-2550
Fax: (406)533-2560

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