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Jennifer Hutton

Head of School

As Head of School for Marion Preparatory Academy, Jennifer Hutton brings over 16 years of experience to education. She has served as a teacher, administrator, and educational specialist for the Ohio Department of Education. She managed the 4.5 million dollar Teacher Incentive Fund Grant and provided support to districts across the state on various initiatives and programs. Jennifer Hutton comes from Youngstown, OH where she served as Head of School for Accel’s Youngstown Academy of Excellence. Under her leadership, the school moved up two letter grades in two years as documented on the Ohio state report card and consistently outperformed Youngstown City Schools.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, a Master of Arts degree in English with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language, and a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration. She holds a teaching certificate in Ohio for grades 1-8 and a principal’s license in Ohio for grades Pre-K-9.

Ryan K. Mulholland

Director of Academics/Behavior Specialist

As Director of Academics/Behavior Specialist for Marion Preparatory Academy, Ryan Mulholland brings over 14 years of experience in education. His experience includes teaching First Grade for a year, Second Grade for a year, Special Education for a year, Kindergarten for six years, and third grade for two years. He has also been a mentor teacher. He has taught in various schools throughout the state of Ohio, and is excited to bring his skill set to Marion Preparatory Academy. He currently has a Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor of Science in Education, and is finishing up his second Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership. He is licensed in grades PreK to third grade and will soon have his administration endorsement.

Staff Directory

  • Jennifer Hutton

    Head of School
  • Director of Academics/Behavior Specialist

    Ryan Mulholland