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Lupton, Angela

Instructor - Elementary Education
College of Education


Jordan Hall - 180C

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
Angela Lupton serves as the Assistant Dean and Instructor of Elementary Education in the College of Education at Butler University.  She has over twenty years of experience in education as an elementary classroom teacher, middle school nonprofit director, consultant and teacher educator.  She is also a National Certified Counselor.  Applications for Asset-Based Thinking in education,  teacher leadership and the dynamics of the clinical experience in teacher preparation are all areas of current interest in her professional life.

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)


  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (Chicago, IL): Cultivating a Colleague: Guiding the Growth from Student Teacher to Practitioner with Catherine Pangan and Sharon Post (February 2012)
  • Kappa Delta Pi Bi-Annual Convocation (Indianapolis, IN): Invited pre-conference presenter - Realizing the Teacher Leader Within with Catherine Pangan (November 2011)
  • Kappa Delta Pi Bi-Annual Convocation (Indianapolis, IN): Guiding the Growth from Student Teacher to Practitioner with Catherine Pangan (November 2011)
  • Kappa Delta Pi Webinar (invited presenter): Identifying Your Capacity and Voice in Teacher Leadership with Catherine Pangan (March 2011)
  • Association of Teacher Educators National Conference (Orlando, FL): Jumping Out of Bed with your Passion On (an exploration of asset based thinking in teacher education) with Drs. Catherine Pangan and Arthur Hochman (February 2011)
  • Kappa Delta Pi International E-Chapter Meeting; Invited Presenter: Who is That Person Teaching My Students?!? - Reconnecting with your professional philosophy to transform your teaching,student learning and educational policy (March 2010)
  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education; Atlanta, GA; Presenter:Constructivist-Based Student Teacher Assessment Portfolios in a Standardized World (February 2010)
  • Kappa Delta Pi Bi-Annual Convention; Orlando, FL; Presenter: Jumping Out of Bed with Your Passion Turned On – Exploring Cramer and Wasiak’s Research on Asset Based Thinking (October, 2009)
  • Kappa Delta Pi International Regional I-Teach Conference; Indianapolis, IN; Presenter: Enough Time for Children’s Literature (October 2008)
  • Kappa Delta Pi International E-classroom Webinar Panel Presenter: Great Children’s Books You Might Have Missed (April 2008)
  • Kappa Delta Pi International E-classroom Webinar Organizer and Moderator: Utilizing Children’s Literature Across Content Curriculum in Elementary and Secondary Classrooms (February, 2008)
  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education;San Diego, CA; Presenter: Promoting Coherence and Accountability in School University Alliances through Inquiry Oriented Learning (January 2006)


  • Assessment Narratives #4, 6 and 7 (3 of the 8 components) for the Elementary SPA Report
  • Co-Author of narrative and exhibits for Standard 3 of Institutional Report - NCATE


  • College of Education's annual Year in Review

Books (in process):

  • Change the Way You See Teaching: Asset Based Thinking in Education (with Drs. Arthur Hochman and Catherine Pangan)
  • Parents and Schools, A Collection of Essays (editing with Drs. Arthur Hochman and Catherine Pangan and Ms. Amy Gaisser)

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)


  • Assistant Dean
  • Student Teaching Seminar and Supervision Coordination 
  • Administrative Team
  • Recruitment, Retention and Recognition Committee - Chair
  • NCATE Standard 3 - Co-chair
  • Search Committee for School Counseling position (fall 2010)
  • Elementary Program
  • Kappa Delta Pi Faculty co-counselor


  • Presidential Inauguration Committee
  • New Student Registration Committee
  • Work Group for Priority 5 of the Strategic Plan
  • Freshman Common Reading Book Selection Committee
  • Welcome Week Committee
  • QPC (Quality/Potential/Cost Assessment)
  • University Student Affairs/Enrollment Committee
  • Faculty Book Study Facilitator (The Mindful Teacher and Delivering Happiness)
  • LC103 and Majors Fair Presenter

Personal Hobbies

  • Reading
  • Traveling
  • Spending time with family



  • BS, Elementary Education: Butler University
  • MS, School Counseling: Butler University


  • NCC (National Board Certified Counselor)
  • Indiana Teacher's License (K-6)
  • Indiana Student Services License (K-12)

College of Education Distinguished Alumnae (2012)

Association Memberships (professional/educational)

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Kappa Delta Pi International

    Professional Experience

    • Butler University, Assistant Dean and Instructor
    • Metropolitan District of Lawrence Township, Educator
    • Indiana Middle Level Leadership Institute, Director
    • Indiana Teen Institute, Program Consultant
    • Indiana Youth Institute, Program Consultant