The Personal Page of Kathy Hutchinson


About Me
Park Hill was my home for twenty years.  I was privileged to work at all the elementary schools, work with so many great teachers and students and families.  I truly loved my job and working in the ELL program. Before coming to Park Hill I worked with ESL students in the Blue Springs School District.  I have also worked in the Alisal School District in Salinas, California.

I am married and my husband and I were blessed with a son and a daughter

              and some terrific grand kids!        

We had one dog

Vagner Von Bacon
6/  /2014

   and had  three cats     

                                        Egg Shawn Foo

and an aquarium full of fish.

I graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, MO which is now called Missouri State University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  I received my MA (Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in ESL) from the University of Missouri, K.C.  I have a lifetime certificate to teach K-8th grade from the state of Missouri and I am also certified to teach English for Speakers of Other Languages from K-12th grade. I have lived in Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, California and Maryland.

In my career I taught children from 68 different countries.
  I kept a large trunk

in my classroom where my students have placed a sticker of their country's flag.  When I look at my trunk I see the many families, friends and children that I have known and taught over the years.

Hobbies and Interests
Traveling has to be my favorite past time.  I love to see and learn about new places. My goal was to visit all of the United States which we accomplished in 2014 when we  visited Alaska!  It is always interesting to me to see famous landmarks.

I collect souvenir spoons so my husband and I have collected quite a few over the years. (50 states & 18 countries)   We find it fun to reminisce about our travels by looking at the spoons.   

I appreciate a beautiful day
and I love
working with my ESL students.

I learn so much from them and
I hope they in turn learn as much from me.

I believe in the old saying

A hundred years from now
it will not matter what my bank account was,
the sort of house I lived in,
or the kind of car I drove.

But the teaching, care and concern I give my students is important


my students are important to me.

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