Valorie Hutson, M.A., Ed.D. Candidate

Valorie Hutson is Principal Consultant of Hutson Consulting Services. Her work is focused on supporting educational institutions and organizations in building capacity. Valorie provides consultative services on the design and implementation of strategic educational change initiatives that promote student achievement and career success.

Before being a Consultant, Valorie was the Founding Executive Director of a non-profit organization. As Executive Director, she oversaw community relations and fund development; vision, program design, implementation and evaluation while serving on the Board of Directors.

During her tenure, Valorie led an organizational systemic change initiative to reduce the barriers to resources, programs and services


while improving the health and wellbeing of students, families and the school community. Combating the roadblocks, including lack of resources, low academic performance, poverty and violence, she created a strategy that coordinated relationships and resources with local, state and national organizations. This work created equitable access to a holistic and comprehensive education that included academic, cultural, mental health and family services for over 5000 students and families. 

Prior to her years as an Executive Director, Valorie worked for grassroots non-profit social justice organizations. She possessed passion, dedication and commitment to ensuring young people from diverse backgrounds were equipped with the tools and skills to be change agents in their communities. Moreover, Valorie continued to effect social change through her radio show where she was the Founding Producer of a KPFA Radio program called Elemental Roots located in Berkeley, California.

Active in the community, Valorie is a member of the Alumnae Association of Mills College and a meditation practitioner and volunteer at Spirit Rock Mediation Center. She also serves on the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Collaborative and the K-12 2024 Initiative. Additionally, Valorie presents her work around organizational transformation and effective collaborative partnerships at national conferences throughout the United States.

Valorie graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications, Radio and Television. She earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Mills College in Oakland, California where she is currently a Doctorate Candidate in the Educational Leadership Program.