Love what you do. Do what you love

Jess Hutchinson is the principal at the amazing Avoca West Elementary School in Glenview, just north of Chicago.

This is her 4th year in the role, 6th as an administrator. There is nothing else she’d rather be doing!

Prior to being an administrator, Jess was a teacher in middle school and elementary school for 12 years. She also has experience as a literacy coach.

Jess loves to support teachers to stretch themselves to be their very best for their students.

Finally, Jess is the mom of 2, Nate and Kyra.


Jess Hutchinson Show Highlights:
  • Are you the leader you needed as a teacher? Are you the teacher you needed as a student?
  • I am a Mom. What that looks like in the school setting and of course at home!
  • When you leave work, leave work …
  • How Jess unplugs from work
  • Her “Top 4” method for focus
  • Be a “Criss-cross apple-sauce” principal
  • Integrating risk taking into the B.R.A.V.E. “Viking” culture
  • Are you courageous enough to ask your team, “Where do I need to grow?”


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from The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast: Leadership Insights | Create Winning Cultures | Focus on the Essential | Lead with Courage & Integrity | Principal Radio | School Administrator | Danny "Sunshine" Bauer http://better.libsyn.com/love-what-you-do-do-what-you-love