Janice Hutchison Kent State University, Ohio, USA, Kent City Schools, OH
Janice K. Hutchison has been a classroom teacher for the past 29 years. After graduating from Ohio University with a degree in secondary math, English, and reading, she taught reading for five years in a state institution for incarcerated young men. For the past 25 years, Janice has taught reading and English at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, Ohio, while earning advanced degrees in Education Foundations and Curriculum and Instruction at Kent State University, where she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1997. Janice now serves as the Coordinator of Staff Development for Kent City Schools and teaches English classes at the high school and graduate classes in Curriculum and Instruction at Kent State. Janice has coauthored the past two editions of Dynamics of Effective Secondary Teaching. She also contributed a chapter, “Maxine Greene and the Current/Future Democratization of Curriculum,” in William Pinar’s (Ed.) The Passionate Mind of Maxine Greene. Her written work and presentations tend to focus on power relations in school reform and classroom democracy. The Hutchison family consists of Janice and her two children, Cassidy and Mitch, who genuinely explore the alternative conception of power with others in their lives.