Jon Hutman

Jon Hutman has 15 years of experience as an educator in traditional public and charter school settings ranging from elementary, middle, and high school levels. After completing both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education at Wright State University, Mr. Hutman began his teaching career in Ohio, before moving to Phoenix in 2006. His first teaching opportunity in Arizona was at the Kyrene School District, where he spent seven year teaching science classes. During this time, Mr. Hutman was recognized as the KSD Teacher of the Year in 2011. Additionally, Mr. Hutman was named the Inspirational Teacher of the Year in 2012 by the Tempe Diablos, after which point he transitioned into the state of Arizona’s top performing charter school network. From 2016 on, Mr. Hutman has served as the Director of Academic Programs and Head of School at a fast growing K – 12 school. This experience has provided Mr. Hutman the opportunity to find his true passion as a leader.
Mr. Hutman has a deep passion for fostering growth in both student and teacher development. Equally as important is building a strong community and culture that celebrates diversity, embraces differences, and cultivates creativity. As the Principal, Mr. Hutman understands the responsibility of leading this community with the focus to continue the established positive trajectory as well as cherish and celebrate the tradition of the past.
Mr. Hutman’s primary goal is to support the teachers of Benjamin Franklin High School and provide them with the tools they need to continue to be successful, which in turn will give the children the best possible opportunity to grow and prosper. He is energized and deeply committed to making a positive impact in the lives of children.
Mr. Hutman has a deep passion for space exploration and he serves as a member of several NASA backed organizations. He has been a Solar System Ambassador Master Teacher since 2012, an OSIRIS-REx Ambassador, and is a member of the board of directors for Higher Orbits, a non-profit with the mission of promoting STEM through the use of spaceflight.

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