Hutchins, Jill

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Associate Head of School for Enrollment

Mount Holyoke College, BA

I grew up riding my bike around Carlisle MA, Skiing at Waterville Valley and swimming in Squam Lake.   Not a shabby childhood.  I am the youngest of four kids.  I attended Boarding School for my 11th and 12th grade years in NH.  I married my husband in 1997 and we had our beautiful boy Lyle in 2003.  Since 1995 I have been working in admissions, first at the college level and since 2005 in boarding schools. I love what I do and I especially love working with high school bound  teenagers.   I am often heard saying "You Rock" and getting teased for saying "you rock".  I consider myself extremely fortunate to work at Dublin School!

What teacher has had the greatest impact on you? Why were they special? My HS Psychology teacher Dr. Fury! I was a bit slow to love school and he showed me a subject and a style that engaged my curiosity. His passion and humor made the the classes something I always looked forward to! It was at then that I knew I would study Psychology in College!

What is your favorite course you have taken in high school or college? Psychology of Racism because it made me uncomfortable in a really good way.

What is your favorite place on campus and why? The recital hall is my favorite place on campus because I always laugh and/or smile ALOT when I'm there! Why? Morning Meeting! I love that we all come together in this space every weekday morning and start together! As someone who works with the outside world and is focussed on finding more wonderful Dublin students, I love the opportunity to be "in it" everyday!

I am most happy when... I am engaged in a thoughtful conversation, preferably outside.

If I had a free afternoon I would... go have a relaxing afternoon with a friend. It would probably involve a lake, kayaks and snacks!

What is your favorite outdoor activity? Taking a walk in the woods with my dog tops the list, but anything outdoors and active from soccer to skiing to playing softball against the seniors(and winning) is all good with me.