Missouri JEA.

2019 Administrator of the Year

Administrator of the Year: Dr. Dan Gutchewsky, Clayton High School

Bio: Dr. Dan Gutchewsky has been an administrator with the School District of Clayton since the 2000-2001 school year. Dr. Gutchewsky was named interim principal of Clayton High School in the fall of 2012 and principal in January 2013. He also has served the District as Dean of Students at Clayton High School, Assistant Principal at Wydown Middle School, Assistant Principal at Clayton High School and Associate Principal at Clayton High School. Prior to coming to Clayton, Dr. Gutchewsky taught science at Lindbergh High School for six years. Dr. Gutchewsky graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Science Education. He earned his Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville in 2002. Dr. Gutchewsky completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy at Vanderbilt University in 2011.
Nominator Erin Sucher-O’Grady and The Globe staff had this to say:
“Dr. Gutchewsky has always had the Globe’s back. He has continually aided and protected us as we have flexed our journalistic skills during our time in the Clayton School District. This school year, The Globe found itself in the middle of another complicated situation when the football coaches and the athletic administration attacked the paper for the publication of a story entitled “Why do we still play football?” which examined the medical risks and the cultural motivations entangled and intertwined in examining this complex story — which is also a national conversation. In the midst of us taking heat for this story, we found a supporter in our building principal who did not allow these individuals to bully us. Rather he stepped up and made sure that we knew were we supported and defended.”
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2019 Administrator of the Year