Brand for Michelle Hutchins for School Superintendent

“Through our most challenging times, Superintendent Hutchins has been constantly working for our kids. She’s a tireless advocate who has been active, engaged and involved in our schools. I’m proud to support her re-election campaign.”
— Mike McGuire, California State Senator, District 2

Michelle Hutchins — experience that matters

Michelle Hutchins has over 28 years as an educator and administrator.

About Michelle

Early years and education
Michelle grew up in a small town in Southern Maine and moved to California to attend Cal Poly Humboldt where she graduated with a degree in Art Education and a Masters in Computers and Technology in Education. She worked as an art and technology teacher, director of adult and alternative programs, a university instructor, principal, and district superintendent. Her most recent position prior to becoming the first woman elected as County Superintendent of Schools in 2018, was as district superintendent of Anderson Valley Unified, a top achieving district in Mendocino County.

Altogether, Michelle has 28 years as an educator and administrator.

Serving Mendocino County families and community
Uniquely prepared to serve as County Superintendent of Schools, Michelle ran and was elected Mendocino County Superintendent of Schools in 2018. As county superintendent, she oversees the regulatory administration and educational support services for all school districts in the County. Upon taking office, she made it a priority to increase transparency and communication with the public. Currently, she writes a monthly column/blog and host a KZYX radio show to highlight successes and challenges faced by local leaders.

For two out of the three years she has served as county Superintendent, Michelle and her staff, teachers and students have worked diligently under the scourge of COVID, to keep schools open, students engaged, and the public informed and involved.

Michelle lives in in Willits where she raises pigs, dairy goats, chickens, ducks, and worms on a 7-acre farm with her husband and two children.


Praise for Michelle

— Larry Olson, Area 2 County Board of Education President“As a County Board of Education member, I continue to be impressed by the work Michelle Hutchins has done in her first term, ensuring essential services and quality education for all Mendocino students. Even through this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, the work of her office has kept our school population safe and schools open, which earned the praise of public health officials. COVID was stopped at the School House Door.

I wholeheartedly endorse Michelle Hutchins for reelection as Mendocino County Superintendent of Schools without reservation.”
— Larry Olson, Area 2 County Board of Education President

“County Superintendent Michelle Hutchins makes all of us feel welcome on the County Board of Trustees. Her collaboration skills bring all five different County Board members together to  collectively advocate for children in Mendocino County. Young people have a voice with her.”

— Drew Duncan, Area 4 County Board of Education Vice President

“In all my years as a County Board Member, and I am the member with the most seniority, I have never seen a County Superintendent work harder than Michelle Hutchins”

— Don Cruser, Area 5 County Board of Education Member

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Michelle Hutchins

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