Mr. Butler attended Hawthorne as a student, went through Warren schools and graduated from Warren Central High School. He returned from Purdue University to teach at Hawthorne for ten years. He then served two years as Dean of Students at Brookview Elementary. The 2016 - 2017 school year marked his initial year as the principal of Hawthorne Elementary School.


Indiana State University - ED.S. (Enrolled)

Indiana State University - IPLI (Enrolled)

Indiana Wesleyan University - Administrative Certification

Indiana Wesleyan University - Masters of Education

Purdue University - Bachelor of Science in Education

Professional Accomplishments:

African American Excellence In Education Award

Warren Central’s Top Ten Academic Recognition Program

Office Max Teacher of the Year

Hawthorne Teacher of the Year

"I believe everyone will learn; what and how much is learned greatly depends on instruction and experiences. When students are given great instruction and experiences in a positive learning environment, their ability to be successful is greatly improved."

~Mr. Butler