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Kristin A. Hubert
Northwest Primary School
Rutland City Public Schools
Rutland, Vermont
khubert@rutlandhs.k12.vt.us

In her eight years as principal of Northwest Primary School, Kristin Hubert has increased academic achievement by encouraging positive behavior, ensuring health and wellness, and incorporating new technologies. “Kristin is an instrumental force in implementing new ideas that keep learning fun and engaging,” says Kerry Coarse, the school's Coordinator of Support Services. When she first arrived at Northwest, Hubert developed a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports system and the STAR Student program to foster civil, respectful behavior in all 251, Pre-K through second grade children. As a result, discipline referrals are falling and suspensions are nearly nonexistent. Realizing that many of her students are unable to maintain proper health and nutrition habits, Hubert created the Running, Walking, Skating, and FIT Clubs to keep students active year-round. Because of her efforts, Northwest has won gold and silver-level awards for “Fit and Healthy School Wellness” from the state. As a member of the district's Technology Team and a self-proclaimed “tech geek,” Hubert has also acquired SMART Boards, iPads, netbooks, and, coming this summer, seven Chromebook carts for a true, one-to-one learning environment. She currently serves on the Professional Learning Committee of the Vermont Principals Association and is a local representative for the Southwest Regional Standards Board. Hubert holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont, a Master's from Castleton State College, and is working toward a Doctorate from Northeastern University.