Katie Butera

PE & Health Instructor

Back when I was in middle school, we had an elective class that required all students to complete a career “interest inventory” upon entering and leaving middle school. Somehow I managed to save these inventories years later. As a 6th grader, I wanted to play in the WNBA (I was NOT baller but I loved to play), and as an 8th grader, I wanted to be a physical therapist that used music for healing (no joke, I really wrote that). I’m glad I kept these inventories as I never would have remembered what middle-school Katie wanted to be.

I am so thankful that several years later, I chose to pursue physical education, as it’s a great balance of ‘play’ and ‘therapy’, especially at The Greenspire School. The nature (no pun intended) of PE at Greenspire is that of connecting with others and enjoying healthy movement in the beautiful outdoors.  It gives me great joy to see students enjoying their time with each other and practicing wellness (hiking, exploring, socializing, observing) that they can return to throughout their lives.

In my spare time, I’m often with friends or family, on my bicycle, running my dog Luna, or tending our garden. I live with my awesome partner and his amazing daughter. We also have chickens, bees, bunnies!