Darnaby Elementary – Kim Hutcheson, first grade
First grade teacher Kim Hutcheson was named Teacher of the Year at Darnaby Elementary Schools fr 2022-2023.
“I started teaching in 2016 and began working at Union during the 2017-2018 school year,” Hutcheson said. “I continue to teach in Oklahoma because our students deserve to have a quality public education. Despite being ranked 45th in the nation for education, our schools and teachers in Oklahoma are continuing to rise to the challenge and make learning meaningful and fun for our students.”
She said, “My favorite classroom activity is reading. I love to watch my students get lost in a story! It’s so much fun to see them make connections with the characters.”
Hutcheson said, “I worked as a special education paraprofessional for Union during college. I graduated in 2015 with my bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Northeastern State University. I graduated with my master’s degree in school administration from NSU in 2019. I am also certified in early childhood education and English as a second language. I was accepted into OU Tulsa’s doctoral program for education and plan to hopefully start there within the next year.”