Melissa Hutson named district’s director of elementary recruitment, retention
Melissa Hutson named district’s director of elementary recruitment, retention
Posted on 06/13/2017
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Melissa Hutson
Melissa Hutson

Northwest ISD has named Melissa Hutson as the district’s new director of elementary recruitment and retention, transitioning the longtime district employee to the administration ranks from her current role as assistant principal at Peterson Elementary School.

Mrs. Hutson has served Northwest ISD students since 2005, when she began her time with the district as an ELA and social studies teacher at Haslet Elementary School. She later held positions as an intervention teacher and campus instructional teacher at the school before moving to Peterson in 2015 to become assistant principal.

In her new role, Mrs. Hutson will assist in directing district human resource functions including the recruitment, staffing and compensation of elementary school teachers and employees.

Dr. Ryder Warren, superintendent of schools, said Mrs. Hutson’s longtime experience with children will help her ensure Northwest ISD employs the best teachers and staff.

“The most important job we have as a school district is to prepare our students to be future ready when they leave us,” he said. “Mrs. Hutson has excelled in every role she’s held with Northwest ISD, and she has helped hundreds of students achieve that goal. Because of her professional experience, we believe she will demonstrate a true knack in recruiting and retaining the type of teachers and staff members we want in our school district.”

In addition to her professional skills, Mrs. Hutson has a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in education from Lamar University. She also received her principal certification from the latter university.

“I’m looking forward to ensuring the district has the best staffing available to meet the needs of our communities,” Mrs. Hutson said. “While I’ll miss spending time with students every day, I know I can have a major positive influence on the lives of thousands of students by hiring the best teachers and staff in the state.”