Hutchinson holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from State University of New York at Oswego and a Master’s degree in History from Arizona State University . She has thirty-one years of classroom teaching experience in public schools in Arizona and New York, twenty-eight of which were with Mesa Public Schools .
Hutchinson was Director for K-12 Initiatives for history faculty at Arizona State University from 2010 – 2017 . As director, she coordinated an effort of Mesa Arts Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center (NYC), and ASU’s School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies .
Hutchinson has been on the Governing Board since taking office in 2019 .
Hutchinson has two daughters that graduated from Red Mountain High School .
Hutchinson is committed to having honest and transparent communication with parents, students, and community members regarding school policy .
Teachers & Staff
Hutchinson believes that if schools want to keep experienced and qualified teachers, schools ought to invest in teachers . She believes in retaining quality employees and recruiting highly qualified applicants, as well as listening to the concerns and ideas of individuals that work in the schools .
John Giles, Mayor of Mesa; Dawn Giles, Mesa’s Woman of the Year; Deanna Villanueva Sauceo, Associate Vice Chancellor, Center of Excellence in Inclusive Democracy, Maricopa Community Colleges; Jenny Richardson, Mesa Public Schools Governing Board President; Jenn Duff,Vice Mayor of Mesa; Frank Hunter, MPS Maintenance Specialist; Mandi Tripoli, Deputy Director, Media Arts Center; David Luna, Mesa City Council Member (District-5), Retired MPS Employee; Dennis Kavanaugh, Former Vice Mayor of Mesa; Delight Clerk, President, Mesa Public Schools Foundation; Pam Baack, Retired MPS teacher; Dr Jim Zaharis, Former Superintendent, Mesa Public Schools; Beth Lewis, Director, Save Our Schools Arizona; Sandra Marinella, Mesa Teacher; Arizona List; Mesa Political Action Committee