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Butler Area School District Welcomes Two New Principals

Hope Hull and Lesley Fidler

The Butler Area School District is excited to welcome two new elementary principals for the 2018-2019 school year!

Mrs. Hope Hull will be the principal of Connoquenessing Elementary School and Mrs. Lesley Fidler will be the principal of Summit Elementary School.


Welcome Mrs. Hope Hull

Hope HullPrior to coming to Butler, Mrs. Hull was a Multitiered System of Support (MTSS) Facilitator, Data Coach, Kindergarten Literacy Interventionist and classroom teacher (2nd and 3rd grade) at South Butler School District. Mrs. Hull was also previously a teacher at Fox Chapel Area School District and Union-Scioto School District in Ohio.

“Mrs. Hull’s experience using data to meet students where they are and push them forward academically coupled with her background in organizational management and strategic planning make her a great fit for our district,” said Dr. Brian White, Superintendent of the Butler Area School District.

Mrs. Hull earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Ohio University and her Master of Public Management (Educational Technology Management) from Carnegie Mellon University. She also holds her Principal Certification from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.




Welcome Mrs. Lesley Fidler

Lesley FidlerMrs. Fidler was previously the Assistant Principal at Knoch Middle School in South Butler School District where she implemented their Student Assistance Program (SAP) and Multitiered System of Support (MTSS) for students in grades K-12 as part of the district’s Comprehensive Planning Committee. Prior to her role as an Assistant Principal, Mrs. Fidler was a Guidance Counselor at Mars Area High School and a Mobile Therapist/Behavior Specialist Consultant for Wesley Spectrum Services.

“Mrs. Fidler’s background in the implementation of MTSS for students in K-12 as well as her leadership experience will make her an asset to the Butler Area School District,” said Dr. White.

Mrs. Fidler earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master’s in School Counseling from Duquesne University. She also holds her Principal Certification from Gannon University and her Superintendent Letter of Eligibility from California University of Pennsylvania.


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