Mrs. Trish Butler has been a part of the Polk County Schools family since 1990. During that time, she has had many experiences. Ms. Butler’s experiences include teaching at the elementary level, teaching teen parents, serving as a reading coach, serving as director of various summer school programs, and serving as a recruiter and marketing specialist. As an administrator, Ms. Butler has been the Assistant Principal of Curriculum at Haines City High School and the Principal of Haines City High School and International Baccalaureate East.
Throughout her career Mrs. Butler has consistently demonstrated a determined commitment to the students of the Polk County Schools. She doggedly seeks strategies to improve learning gains for students and works to help students achieve those gains. Her years in education have provided her a wide array of educational experiences. She is delighted to return to her roots to serve as the principal for Jere L. Stambaugh Middle School.
This year and in years that follow, Mrs. Butler hopes to leave her paw print on the school and guide the "Li'l Hounds on the Trail of knowledge" at Stambaugh Middle School!
Our Assistant Principal of Administration, Angela Vincent, joined Stambaugh during the 2011- 2012 school year.