Epworth Elementary School
Address: 201 Jacoby Drive East | Epworth, IA 52045
Phone: (563) 876-5514
Fax: (563) 876-3208
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Mr. Dan Butler
(563) 876-5514 ext. 7002 | dan.butler@wdbqschools.org 
Mr. Butler has worked as an educator for 17 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 fourteenth year at Epworth Elementary, and eighth 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, an Advanced Studies Certification (Superintendency) in the fall of 2015, and is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Educational (EdD) program at UNI.

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 Iowa Educational Chat (#IAedchat), a weekly Twitter forum at 8:00 PM on Sundays focused on the latest trends in education. Mr. Butler has passion for giving back to the profession by presenting at local, state, and national professional learning conferences about digital leadership, 21st century public relations/communication, continuous improvement and developing leadership capacity. He has also published various articles to Principal Magazine focused on digital leadershipliteracyproductivity. and educator engagement.
Mr. Butler has received a number awards and was most recently recognized as a finalist for the School Administrators of Iowa Elementary Principal of the Year in 2019 and 2020, the University of Northern Iowa Educational Leadership Legacy award winner in 2018 and a 2017 bizTimes.biz Rising Star in the Tri-state area.
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. You can also click on the icons below to access our social media platforms for Epworth Elementary; our school hashtag is #eesbobcats.
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