Meet the Principal
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Principal of Academic and Behavior School West
Jatata Hutton is the principal of Academic and Behavior School West.
Hutton is a veteran educator with more than 20 years of experience. He earned a master’s degree in educational management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and correctional services from Jackson State University.
Before joining HCDE, he was the principal of the Cambridge School in the Humble Independent School District, which serves special needs students in grades K-12.
Hutton began his career as a corrections officer with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, working with adjudicated youth. He also worked as a substitute teacher.
In addition to his most recent role, the Mississippi native has worked as a teacher, basketball coach, and assistant principal in the Houston and Pasadena independent school districts.