We are pleased to announce 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. We are excited to have him join our Bettendorf administrative team and lead our middle school to continued growth in academics and extracurricular areas, as well as collaboration and future-ready preparedness.
Mr. 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 on increasing responsibilities as the Athletic Director and then Director of Special Education for the district. Most recently, Mr. 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. The past two years he has been Principal at Williams Intermediate.
Mr. Hartley believes in a “student-first” educational approach that fosters a relevant academic experience, while increasing the social-emotional development of the student. He has experience with and passion for collaborative teaching environments that support all levels of learning.
Mr. 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.
He currently lives in Davenport with his wife Heather and their 3 children (Emma 5, Alex 3 and Lucas 1). Mr. Hartley is excited to begin his time as a Bulldog alongside his daughter, who will be starting Kindergarten this fall. Outside of school, Mr. Hartley enjoys spending time with his family.
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Hartley to the Bettendorf Community Schools District.