2019-2020 Head of School

Scott Hutchinson | 2019-2020 Frederica Academy Head of School

Scott Hutchinson has worked in independent day schools around the country for the vast majority of his professional life.


Mr. Hutchinson began his career teaching high school English and humanities and coaching wrestling and soccer in North Carolina (Ravenscoft School and Durham Academy), and within the first ten years of his teaching experiences he had taught at least one academic year in every grade 5-12. That breadth of experience within different divisions at different schools with different leaders sparked an interest in Mr. Hutchinson pursuing a significant leadership role within a school, and that opportunity presented itself at Brookstone School in Columbus, Georgia, when he was 32 as he assumed the middle school headship.


That seminal experience at Brookstone launched a growing passion in Mr. Hutchinson to lead that has carried him through a host of institutions and division and school headships in Texas (Fort Worth Country Day School and Annunciation Orthodox School), California (Brentwood School), Tennessee (Webb School), and most recently Connecticut (Renbrook School).


He is the founding head of two lower schools and one middle school, and he served for over twenty years as the President at Webb School of Knoxville and the Head of School at Renbrook School. Mr. Hutchinson has presented at both national and regional conferences around the country and has served as an accreditation chair in regional associations including SAIS. 


Mr. Hutchinson graduated from Duke University (BA English) and The College of William and Mary (M. Ed Education: Counseling). He was the captain of Duke’s soccer team. As a graduate of the New Hampton School in New Hampshire, Mr. Hutchinson has a lifelong association with independent schools.


Mr. Hutchinson is married to Suzan, his wife of twenty-four years, and they have a daughter, Carter, who is completing her high school career this spring as a day student at Loomis Chaffee.