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The Principal

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Alexander Butler

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Alexander Butler took the helm at Russell Cave Elementary in July 2024 with more than a dozen years of experience as an educator and leader. He previously was as assistant principal at William Wells Brown Elementary for four years.

Butler started his career in 2012, joining Team FCPS as a middle school mathematics teacher at Bryan Station Middle and later Edythe J. Hayes Middle. He also taught math at T.T. Knight Middle School in Jefferson County, where he was appointed athletics director. 

Outside of the classroom, Butler has been a strong advocate for FCPS students, serving in various roles for the district including math chair, head football coach, team leader, assistant basketball coach, assistant track coach, step team coach, and assistant football coach. In addition, he served on School-Based Decision Making Councils at Bryan Station and Edythe J. Hayes middle schools. He completed the FCPS Aspiring Principals Program in 2023.

Butler holds a bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education from Central State University in Ohio, a master’s degree in Elementary Mathematics from Western Governors University in Utah, and a principal licensure from Western Kentucky University.