Epworth Elementary School
Address: 201 Jacoby Drive East | Epworth, IA 52045
Phone: (563) 876-5514
Fax: (563) 876-3208
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Mr. Butler has worked as an educator for 14 years, all in the Western Dubuque Community School District, serving as teacher, coach, school administration manager, assistant principal, and principal at Peosta Elementary, Farley Elementary, Dyersville Elementary, and Western Dubuque High School. This is Mr. Butler's eleventh year at Epworth Elementary, and fifth as principal.

Mr. Butler attended the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in Cedar Falls. He received his bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in the fall of 2002, master's degree in Educational Leadership in the spring of 2009, and Advanced Studies Certification (Superintendency) in the fall of 2015.

Mr. Butler is passionate about leadership, positive relationships, continuous improvement, connected learning, and making differences in the lives of others. He serves as a moderator of #IAedchat, a weekly Twitter discussion at 8:00 PM on Sundays focused on the latest trends in education. Mr. Butler has presented at the local, state, and national levels about digital leadership, 21st century public relations/communication, continuous improvement and developing leadership capacity.

When not at school, Mr. Butler enjoys spending time with his family and friends, reading, watching and participating in various sports, and attending a variety of events within the Western Dubuque School District. Mr. Butler and his wife, Johna, reside in Epworth with their two sons, Mason and Nolan.

Read more about Mr. Butler by visiting his educational blog: danpbutler.com or follow him on Twitter: @danpbutler.
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