Renea Hutchins, Pedagogista
In the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, the role of the pedagogista (most commonly known as “director”) is to support teachers and help to develop constructive learning environments. Renea Hutchins, The Discovery School Pedagogista, does this by working closely with teachers to observe, document, and, then draw implications for teaching and learning. She supports and collaborates with teachers in their daily work with children, their families, and the school community. Renea also works closely with parents and families to ensure a successful learning journey and experience for all children. We believe it is important to have a pedagogista mentoring and supporting our teachers in all aspects of their teaching roles. The partnership between our pedagogista and our families is one that we value. The pedagogista also assists teachers in their professional development, and guides best practices in teaching and learning.