Peoples named president of BC Catholic Schools

Butte Central football coach Don Peoples Jr. has a little more on his plate these days.

Citing a need for greater local leadership and collaboration within the Butte Central Catholic School System and the Butte Central Foundation, Bishop George Thomas appointed Peoples as the first president of the Butte Central Catholic Schools. The move, which was announced, Wednesday, was effective July 1.

As an employee of the Butte Central Catholic School System for 28 years, Peoples brings an enormous array of leadership experience to Butte Central. Since 1987, he has served as the executive director of the Butte Central Foundation where he has led three capital campaigns, culminating in the construction of the Maroon Activity Center.

In that same time span, Peoples has been an active high school teacher and coach for Butte Central, including teaching Spanish and history. In addition to coaching the football team, Peoples has also coached boys’ and girls’ basketball for the Maroons.

Peoples is also active in the Butte — Silver Bow Community serving in the past as a marketing consultant for the Waterford Senior Living Facility, the Continental Public Land Trust, and the Western Energy Company. He is a current member of the Granite Mountain Bank advisory board, the Advantage Butte board, the Butte Chamber of Commerce hospitality committee’s Southwest, Montana All-star Game planning group, and the Butte Central Catholic Schools advisory council and budget committee.

Peoples is a 1982 graduate of Butte Central and 1986 graduate of Carroll College. He received secondary education certification in broadfield social studies from Montana State University in 1987. Peoples and his wife Barb have four children and are active members of Holy Spirit Catholic Parish. Promotion 1 comment



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  • Mike Parent
    July 5, 2014, 9:44 am

    Not to mention that Don is also a full time basketball official as an MOA.

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