Kristin Hubert, EdD

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” Fueled by the quote from William Arthur Ward, I have always been driven by a desire to make a difference in education. As an elementary classroom teacher, I could see my influence each day in the growth of my students. As a school principal, I was able to see and understand what impact and inspiration can truly mean across an organization, with a mindful eye toward my work and relationships with staff, students, and their families. Throughout my tenure in school administration, I was fueled by my efforts to support positive relationships and resiliency in students and families from diverse and often marginalized backgrounds. It is my sincere hope that every student and family is able to build relationships with classroom teachers who inspire and support them. Relatedly, it is my hope that school leaders are the champions and advocates that today’s teachers need, building inclusive school communities where learning and relationships flourish.


Kristin Hubert, EdD, is a faculty member at UVEI where she teaches in the teaching and school leadership programs. Additionally, Kristin is the Coordinator for Professional Education. She is a board member of the Vermont Principals’ Association, and remains active in support of Vermont principals seeking licensure through their local regional standards board.

Kristin is a former elementary principal and classroom teacher, with a background in literacy, curriculum, and elementary education. Prior to coming to UVEI, Kristin was a school principal in Vermont for 14 years, leading efforts to implement Multi-Tiered systems of supports, restorative justice practices, and inclusive family and community engagement programming in her school system. Kristin was Vermont’s National Distinguished Principal (NDP) of the year in 2015, and has served the state and the profession in a variety of professional roles since 2000.

Kristin earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Northeastern University; a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Castleton University; and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a concentration in English and Literature from the University of Vermont. Kristin holds educator licenses in Administration (Principal, Superintendent, and Curriculum Coordinator), Special Education, and Elementary Education (preK-6).

Research and Practice Interests

Kristin’s research and practice interests include best practices in literacy education, family and community engagement, student climate and supports, and the equitable decision-making practices of school leaders.

Presentations and Publications

Co-Teaching at the Elementary Level. Guest speaker at VCSEA Conference on Co-Teaching, December, 2010.

National Distinguished Principals’ Award Event. Killington, VT (August, 2015) and Washington, D.C. (October, 2015).

Family Engagement Practices That Work. Guest speaker at VSA conference, May, 2017.