Joshua Butterfield is resigning from his position as Amador Valley High School principal to take on the role of director of secondary education for the Pleasanton Unified School District next month.
"I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with each of you over these past three years," Butterfield said in an email to the Amador community Friday confirming his departure.
A Pleasanton native, Butterfield has worked at PUSD in various classroom and administrative roles over the past 10 years, including vice principal of his alma mater Foothill High School from 2015-19 before being appointed to lead Amador starting in July 2019.
"When I first became a Don, you all welcomed me with open arms. The support and collaboration of our entire Don community means the world to me," he wrote in the email. "We were all thrown a curveball over the past several years through the pandemic. I was blown away by the way our community came together to support our students during one of the most difficult times in education."
Butterfield is a product of PUSD after attending school in the area from elementary through his years at Foothill. Once he graduated from there, he attended California State University, Stanislaus where, after having to drop out for a little bit due to college costs, he finished with a bachelor's degree in music education and then began his teaching career.
"While I am looking forward to serving our community in a new way, please know that Amador Valley holds a special place in my heart. Please know that I will work tirelessly to support a smooth transition," he wrote. "Thank you for allowing me to serve with you as part of the incredible Amador Valley High School community legacy."