Our school principal, Mark Burns, is beginning his 13th year at Washington and 18th year in Dubuque. Mr. Burns has a Master’s in Teaching from St. Thomas University in St. Paul and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Prior to his years at Washington he was a social studies teacher, coach and assistant principal at Hempstead and teacher, dean of students and coach at Benilde-St. Margaret’s Junior High in St. Louis Park, MN. Mr. Burns got his start in education as a teacher’s aide and coach at La Jolla High School in San Diego, CA. As a principal, husband, and father of four, he knows the importance of communication between home and school. Please do not hesitate to contact your student’s teachers or Mr. Burns if you have questions or concerns, 563-552-4800.