Katherine Hutchinson is a high school English teacher at Maine Connections Academy (MCA). She also assists MCA students with SAT preparation. Ms. Hutchinson earned a teaching degree in secondary education at the University of Maine, and began her teaching career in 2007. Her first teaching position was in the Northern Mariana Islands on Rota, a tiny tropical island in the western pacific. Prior to joining MCA in 2016, Ms. Hutchinson taught a wide-range of subjects including geography, history, English and physical education.
What Ms. Hutchinson loves most about teaching at MCA is the connection she makes with students and how eager they are to learn and engage with their teachers. She believes that the benefit of teaching at an online school over a bricks-and-mortar school is the amount of time teachers and students can dedicate to their work. She says, “Online learning enables students to meet their full potential as a learner, without having to worry about the daily distractions found at a bricks-and-mortar school. It also requires the students to engage at a higher level than they would at a traditional school, due to the challenging curriculum.
The MCA community is unique because of the support the students and staff show for one another. Students are genuinely supportive of their peers, and are able to make strong connections with each other both online and at field trips and outings.
Prospective parents should be aware that at MCA, their child will be challenged to meet his or her full academic potential through engaging curriculum and the individual support from teachers.”
Ms. Hutchinson has lived in Maine for eight years, and has two children and two dogs. She enjoys spending as much time outdoors as possible hiking, camping, snowboarding, and reading (she is always looking for a good book suggestion).
Online learning enables students to meet their full potential as a learner, without having to worry about the daily distractions found at a bricks-and-mortar school.