Bettendorf Middle School kids and teachers will have a new principal next year. The district announced they have filled the principal position and Mr. Alan Hartley will be leading BMS starting this fall.

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In a press release on Wednesday, the Bettendorf Community School District announced that Alan Hartley has been selected as the new Bettendorf Middle School principal pending board approval. Mr. Hartley brings strength and experience in secondary leadership into the position.

The Bettendorf Community School District says they are excited to have him join the Bettendorf administrative team and lead the middle school to continued growth in academics and extracurricular areas, as well as collaboration and future-ready preparedness.

Bettendorf Community School District
Bettendorf Community School District

Hartley began his teaching career in Iowa in 2011 as a Special Education teacher in the Durant Community School District. Over four years, he took over as the Athletic Director and then Director of Special Education for the district.

Most recently, Hartley spent the last six years with Davenport Community Schools. For two years he was the Assistant Principal at Keystone Academy, before becoming Principal at Hayes Elementary. For the past two years, he has been Principal at Williams Intermediate.

In the press release, officials say that Mr. Hartley believes in a “student-first” educational approach that fosters a relevant academic experience while increasing the student's social-emotional development. He has experience with, and passion for, collaborative teaching environments that support all levels of learning.

Hartley holds a Bachelor’s degree in Learning and Behavior Disorders from Murray State University in Kentucky. He has a Masters in Education Administration from St. Ambrose University and an Advanced Studies Certificate in Superintendency from the University of Northern Iowa.

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