My name is Kasi Hutchinson and this will be my 7th year teaching Title I Reading at Dresden Elementary and my 14th year of teaching overall. I am extremely excited to teach Reading again and I look forward to another wonderful school year! I love helping students get excited about reading and I am happy to be a part of the Tri-Valley School District!
I started my teaching career as a substitute teacher teaching all grade levels and subject areas in various schools across Licking County while I attended college. I then went on to Licking Heights South from 2008-2010 where I was a permanent substitute. I began teaching in my own classroom at Par Excellence Academy starting in 2010 where I taught all subjects in fourth grade for four school years. I was able to get into the Tri-Valley School District by taking a one year position as a fifth grade Science teacher at Frazeysburg Elementary.
I grew up attending Licking Valley Schools. After I graduated from high school I attended college at the Ohio State University where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. I then went on to Mount Vernon Nazarene University where I received my Master of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education along with a Multi-Age Reading Endorsement. I also finished classes for my 4th and 5th grade certification in all subject areas.
It has always been my dream to be a teacher ever since I was a little girl and I am extremely happy to be fulfilling my dream here at Dresden Elementary! I believe every child is unique and should be given the opportunity to display their learning in a variety of ways. By helping children make connections between what they are learning in the classroom and how it can be applied in a real life situation I believe they will be more successful learners.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, and friends. My husband and I have been together for a total of 21 years. We were married in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I enjoy traveling, reading, and shopping when I get the chance. I love cats and have three of my own. Their names are Eva, Ivory, and Willow. I also love the beach and vacation there often!