Superintendent of Schools
Meet your ACPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.
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The superintendent is the chief executive officer for the school division. The ACPS superintendent's mission is to ensure that:
Every child in every classroom receives the highest quality education and instruction.
Safe and secure learning and working environments are available for all students and employees.
The Alexandria City Public School system attracts and retains the best possible employees.
All employees are properly trained through ongoing staff and professional development to stay informed of current educational trends and to develop new skills in their areas of expertise.
State of the art technology is readily accessible to all students and staff.
Parent and community involvement in the educational process of our students is properly and continuously promoted and encouraged.
All Alexandria City Public Schools are fully accredited.
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. is a Class of ‘95 graduate of Alexandria City High School (formerly known as T.C. Williams High School). Hutchings attended Patrick Henry and James K. Polk Elementary Schools, Mount Vernon Community School, and William Ramsay Elementary School during his elementary years, followed by Francis C. Hammond Middle School.
As a student, he was a member of the high school track and field team, the Future Business Leaders of America Club and was senior class first vice president at Alexandria City High School, and Prom King!
Prior to becoming a superintendent, Hutchings was a director of pre-K-12 initiatives and director of middle school programs with ACPS, where he launched the candidacy phase of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, which has since been implemented at Jefferson-Houston School, and implemented the new middle school curricula in ACPS. Between 2013 and 2018, he was Superintendent of Schools of Shaker Heights Schools, located in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. He returned to ACPS as superintendent in July 2018.
An experienced educator and administrator, Hutchings has served as a teacher, assistant principal and principal at the middle and high school levels. He began his teaching career in Manassas at Prince William County Public Schools and has worked in Chesterfield County Public Schools, near Richmond and Nashville Public Schools in Tennessee - where he was named Tennessee Middle School Principal of the Year by the Tennessee Association of Middle Schools for his role in increasing student achievement and becoming the number one middle school in metropolitan Nashville based on value-added.
Hutchings holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Old Dominion University, a master’s in educational leadership from George Mason University and a doctorate in educational policy, planning and leadership from the College of William and Mary. He and his wife Cheryl have two children.
Get in touch with ACPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Jr.
Submit questions or comments pertinent to ACPS to the superintendent using the form below. If you include your return email address, you can expect a reply by email, usually within two business days. You may also call the Superintendent's Office at 703-619-8001.
Tackling hard topics: “Unapologetic Talk with the Supe”
Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) launched the “Unapologetic Talk with the Supe” podcast featuring Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. in February 2022. As the 2021 recipient of the Virginia Association of Elementary Principals Pathfinder Award and the 2018 National Superintendent of the Year honoree for the National Alliance of Black School Educators, Dr. Hutchings examines, with his podcast guests, the issues that are central to his leadership in ACPS and national work on racial equity in education.
The podcast seeks to help the ACPS community be thought leaders on antiracism and educational equity by engaging in compelling discussions with diverse voices that relate to the Equity for All 2025 goals. ACPS has pledged to provide an equitable, high-quality education that is accessible and engaging to all students in the division’s five-year strategic plan. Equity For All 2025 is a bold and courageous roadmap that will position ACPS as a national leader in redefining PreK-12 education as a deliberately inclusive and supportive experience where all can succeed.
"We cannot do anti-racist work alone, and we hope these conversations will elevate our message to students, staff, our community and aspiring educators around the world," said Dr. Hutchings.
Each month, the superintendent engages with leading advocates for equity as they unpack the challenges and opportunities which will guide us towards an anti-racist society and racial equity in education. Tune in here or on SoundCloud each month and join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #UnapologeticTalkWithTheSupe, #antiracism and #ACPS.
Join us each month as we tackle hard topics in our pursuit of Equity for All.
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An online webinar event with Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.
Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) welcomed all community members, partners, students, faculty and leadership to join Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. for an online webinar featuring the first annual State of the Schools event, 6:30 p.m. Tues., March 1, 2022.
The event was live-streamed from the Alexandria City High School (ACHS) auditorium, which had limited seating available for some community partners and ACHS students.
Hutchings addressed the status of the ACPS 2025 Equity For All Strategic Plan and the 2021-22 Areas of Focus, which include social emotional and academic learning recovery, Hispanic males, middle school educational experience, Early College and the talented and gifted program. Continuing work carried forward from the 2020-21 school year includes strategic plan implementation, the policy equity audit and the implementation of students with disabilities plan.
The live stream of the event was available during the event with simultaneous interpretation available in Spanish, Amharic and Arabic. The archived live stream follows.
Webinar Recording Archive
Measuring What Matters