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Compliance or Commitment? – Dan Butler

Compliance or Commitment? – Dan Butler

(Originally posted on Once a Bobcat, Always a Bobcat.) By Dan Butler A couple of weeks ago, I had a conversation about instructional coaching with an educator outside of my district.  We were talking about the coaching model that we utilize in Western Dubuque, and how we have implemented this in the past seven months. […]

Belding, Vernon, Rooney – 21st Century Principals? – Dan Butler

Belding+Screech+Morris

Imagine that you are not an educator, and do me a favor.  Close your eyes and think about what comes to mind when I say one word…principal.  Most of the people that I know outside of the educational field will mention one, if not all three of these names: Richard Belding, Richard Vernon, and Edward […]

What Legacy Will You Leave Behind? – Dan Butler

Legacy Coin

(Originally posted on Once a Bobcat, Always a Bobcat.) By Dan Butler Over the past few years, I have attended a number of retirement parties for teachers, administrators, and support staff members.  Within these gatherings, I have interpreted a common theme from the comments and speeches centered around what type of legacy has been left […]

Everybody Has a Story – Dan Butler

Everybody Has a Story – Dan Butler

(Originally posted on Once a Bobcat, Always a Bobcat.) By Dan Butler I was walking down the hallway of one of my schools the other day and passed three students who all smiled from ear to ear and waved when they saw me.  There is nothing like being the principal of an elementary school; there […]