Dr. James Hutto


Dr. James Hutto joined McPherson & Jacobson in 2013. He began his career in public education in 1969 as a social studies teacher in the Lincoln County, Mississippi Schools. In January of 1969, James was transferred to Eva Harris Middle School in Brookhaven, MS where he served as assistant principal. This began his long tenure in public school administration.

In 2009, James retired after serving eleven years as superintendent of the Petal Schools and began his work as a consultant with McPherson & Jacobson. Over the last three years, James has been involved in three searches while serving as a lead consultant on two of those searches.


Brookhaven High School, High School Diploma, 1965

Copiah-Lincoln Community College, A.A., 1967

University of Southern MS, B.S., 1969

University of Southern MS, M.Ed., 1974

University of Southern MS, Ed.D., 1982

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