ACPS Superintendent of Schools - Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.
The superintendent is the chief executive officer for the school division. The 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
About Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. is a Class of ‘95 graduate of T.C. Williams High School. He 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 T.C. Williams High School, and Prom King!
Prior to becoming a superintendent, Dr. 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, Dr. 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.
Dr. 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 school-age children who attend ACPS.