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A Message from our Principal

Welcome to Huffman ISD.  I am Melissa Hutchinson, the VERY PROUD PRINCIPAL of Ben Bowen Early Childhood Center. 



My teaching career began in Deer Park ISD seventeen years ago.  My family moved to the Huffman area eleven years ago.  I taught at Huffman Intermediate for four years and then become the Assistant Principal of Copeland Elementary.  After four years as the AP, I became the Principal of Copeland.  This will be my first year as Principal of Ben Bowen Early Childhood and I could not be more excited!    


I have been married to my husband James for 18 years.  We have two children.  Andrew will be a senior at Hargrave High School and Tori will be in 7th grade at Huffman Middle School. 


Even as a very young child, I knew I wanted to spend my life helping people.  I have a passion for the children and staff in Huffman ISD.  I am dedicated to nurturing students’ minds and hearts.  My motto has always been, “In order to capture a student’s mind, you must first capture their heart.” 



The Ben Bowen Staff is committed to doing all that we can to make this school year a successful experience for every student.  We believe that a home/school partnership is necessary for the success of all of our students.  Please do not hesitate to contact the staff at BBECC with any questions, ideas or concerns that you might have. 


Melissa Hutchinson