Jane Marie Hutcheson
Grade 2 deputy class teacher, English/Social Studies/Science/Math
I am originally from Alabama but currently live in Manhattan. After attending college at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, I moved to Washington, D.C. to begin my teaching career. I taught both kindergarten and pre-kindergarten in D.C. before moving to New York in 2015 to pursue a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College at Columbia University. After receiving my M.A., I decided to continue my education at Teachers College and am currently pursuing a Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching. As a teacher, I am a lifelong learner, and I strive to use the opportunities I have at Columbia to increase my expertise to better teach your students.
I’m grateful to have had experience working with students from pre-kindergarten through third grade, allowing me to see up close where students begin in school and where they are going throughout the early childhood years. Throughout these experiences, I’ve explored what it means to build a positive classroom community. I believe strongly in educating the whole child, knowing students should achieve academically while also growing in social-emotional skills.
Another passion of mine is teaching students from a multicultural education lens, encouraging students to explore and question the the world around them while learning about different cultures. I am excited to teach English at GSB, using my enthusiasm for early literacy and multicultural education to give students a challenging but exciting atmosphere to explore the world around them.
When not in school at GSB or Columbia, I enjoy running in Riverside Park, playing with my Uncle’s dog, Harper, visiting art exhibits around the city, or trying new cooking recipes.