Brian Howes is beginning his first year as Washington Middle School principal. Mr. Howes received a BA in Chemistry Education, MA in Science Education, and an MA in School Leadership, all from the University of Northern Iowa. The 2018-2019 school year marks Mr. Howes’ 21st year in the Dubuque Community School District. Two of those years were spent as the Instructional Coach at Washington MS from 2005 – 2007. Other prior roles in the district include science teacher, district science curriculum coordinator, and assistant principal. Most recently, Mr. Howes served as the Assistant Principal/Registrar at Dubuque Senior High School since 2011. Community is an important Washington Middle School Value, and a key component to this value is communication between home and school. Please do not hesitate to contact your student’s teachers or Mr. Howes if you have any questions or concerns.