Mrs. Melissa Hutchison

Phone: 940-665-5528


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry; University of North Texas Master’s of Education in Educational Administration; University of North Texas

Mrs. Melissa Hutchison


Welcome GHS!

It’s a Great Day to be a Leopard!

I am native to Gainesville and a proud graduate of Gainesville High School. My husband, Scott, and I have two children, Alexis and Jack. In addition to my own two children, I am fortunate to serve 900+ young adults each and every day.

I began my career as a professional educator after earning a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from University of North Texas. After teaching for several years, I continued my learning at UNT by completing a Master’s of Education in Educational Administration. I am a certified Science teacher and also attained certification as a Principal.

The same month I graduated from UNT, I joined GISD a science teacher at the high school. In addition to teaching at Gainesville High School, I have also taught in Frisco ISD and Lindsay ISD. I returned to Gainesville ISD and served as the assistant principal for two years before being given the opportunity to become the high school principal. This is my fourth year as campus principal. 

I am honored to live and work in a community with such strong pride and support. This inspires me to ensuring that “Every Leopard, Every Day” is provided with the necessary educational and social emotional support needed to be college, career and/or military ready for a world where the opportunities are endless!

The success of Gainesville High School, our Leopard Learners and and Leopard Leaders is my priority.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, concerns or celebrations! I am a phone call (940.665.5528), email ( away and of course, my door is always open!

Thank you,

Melissa Hutchison
Gainesville High School, Principal