At its July meeting, the Dubuque Community School District Board of Education approved the appointment of Matthew Hull as the new principal of Table Mound Elementary School beginning in the 2016-2017 school year. Hull is currently the instructional coach at Fulton Elementary School, a role he has held since 2009.

As principal of Table Mound, Hull will be responsible for the strategic and day-to-day operations of the school, which serves approximately 420 students and almost 60 professional and support staff.

“Matthew has shown himself to be a true instructional leader and we have seen him assume increasing responsibility in the district over the years,” said Superintendent of Schools Stan Rheingans.  “We are confident that he is well prepared for this new challenge and will bring great energy as the next leader at Table Mound.”

Hull began his teaching career as a secondary music teacher and director of choral activities in the MFL MAR MAC Community School District in Iowa. He went on to be a vocal conductor at the collegiate level at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln before returning to high school and elementary teaching in Lincoln, Neb. He joined the Dubuque Community School District in 2005 as a general K-5 music teacher at Sageville Elementary School, later becoming the school’s building leader in technology before moving to Fulton Elementary School.

“It is a great honor to be named the principal at Table Mound Elementary School and I’m very excited to join the school’s community,” said Hull. “Everyone I talked to during the process takes great pride in Table Mound and I look forward to working together to provide our students with an outstanding education.”

Hull holds a bachelor of arts degree from Luther College and a master of arts in education degree from the University of Northern Iowa, with additional graduate work toward a master’s degree in choral conducting from the University of Nebraska.