Troy Hutchings Joins ETS as Senior Strategic Advisor

Tom Ewing


Princeton, NJ (April 27, 2015) – Troy Hutchings, nationally renowned subject matter expert in the area of educator ethics, has joined Educational Testing Service (ETS) as a Senior Strategic Advisor with the organization’s teacher licensure certification area. 

In his new position, Hutchings will support the creation and successful execution of a strategy that maximizes the growth of the ProEthica™ Assessment, while leveraging ETS’s extensive research capability to advance the educator ethics movement. 

“Troy Hutchings’ experience, expertise and reputation in the field of educator ethics make him uniquely qualified for this position, and we are fortunate that he has chosen to join ETS,” says Janet Cook, Executive Director, Teacher Licensure and Certification at ETS. “He brings to the job a wealth of knowledge as a nationally renowned expert in the professional continuum-of-responsibility associated with a framework for an ethical and legal teaching practice.”  

Hutchings has a record of full-time teaching, research and administrative responsibilities at the university level spanning 15 years. He also served as a high school administrator, teacher and coach in public and private schooling environments for 16 years, resulting in numerous school, district and state teaching awards. 

He has served as a subject matter expert on numerous projects, including the development of a national Model Code of Educator Ethics. His contributions to educator professional practices were recognized nationally by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) in 2009, when he received the Annual Doug Bates Award and gave the associated lecture. 

“As a leader in educational research and assessment, ETS offers innovative initiatives to advance the teaching profession. I am thrilled to be joining the ETS team as we share an unbridled commitment to assisting educators in navigating the complexities of their profession,” says Hutchings.

Hutchings earned his Bachelor of Science in English Education from the University of South Dakota; Master of Education in Secondary Education from Arizona State University; Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University; and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

About the ProEthica Assessment

The ProEthica Assessment: Ethics for the Professional Educator is a training program composed of a series of modules and assessments that offers a “learn-by-doing” approach built around true-to-life scenarios. Designed not only to reinforce ethical standards or code, this tool also enables educators to navigate their way through “real-life” scenarios, deepen their understanding of obligations and clarify how to avoid risk.