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Brad Hutchinson, MA

Associate Faculty, Curriculum and Instruction

Brad Hutchinson has been a pioneering educator for 32 years in the Abbotsford School District. Brad has been a District Principal for the past 12 years after teaching Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics at W.J. Mouat Secondary in Abbotsford B.C. His role involves creating and nurturing blended learning projects around the district as well as shepherding the Abbotsford Virtual School, a distributed learning school at the forefront of online and blended learning in the province.


Brad holds a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (1999) from the University of British Columbia. Always interested in the use of technology to support learning, Brad began programming in BASIC in 1980 in an effort to create Chemistry resources while still in high school. He started creating web pages in 1993 to support his Chemistry classes and followed that up by joining the Technology Enhanced Secondary Science Instruction (TESSI) project at UBC in 1996. In this project, Brad’s role was to develop a technology-infused Chemistry classroom with web-based testing, simulations, probeware, CD-ROM technology essentially what we would now refer to as a blended learning model. In 1999, he went on to create online courses in Chemistry 11 and Science 10 and pioneered the W.J. Mouat Virtual School, and took on a leadership role. Six years later, Brad helped to amalgamate the district’s home-based learning and virtual learning program in launching the Abbotsford Virtual School. Brad is active at the school district level and provincially as a leader supporting technology advancements in education. Brad embraces Senek’s servant leadership and adheres to Covey’s 7 Habits.

Courses
  • Technology Tools & Information (EEA 534)
  • School Finance & Operations (EEA 536)
Experience
  • 2006-present: Principal & Vice-Principal, Abbotsford Virtual School
  • 1987-2006: Physics and Chemistry Teacher, Virtual School Program Coordinator, W.J. Mouat Secondary School
  • 1992-1994: Lab Instructor, University College of The Fraser Valley
  • 1985-1987: Physics and Chemistry teacher, Lorne Jenkins High School

Education
  • Master of Arts (Curriculum and Instruction), University of British Columbia, 1998
  • Professional Teacher Certification, University of British Columbia, 1985
  • Bachelor of Science (Chem), University of British Columbia, 1984
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