Director of Communications
(406)728-2400, ext. 1024
Hatton, a resident of Missoula, Montana, has well-rounded experience in many facets of education, media and marketing. She has worked as an adjunct faculty member of colleges in Boston and Colorado; created nonprofit organizations to activate systemic change and spur on school reform in inner-city Denver public schools; participated on grant writing teams that secured $10 million dollars in multi-year grants for Metro State and Denver Public Schools; operated a private high school that incorporated distance learning and experiential education for fifteen students in Big Sky; taught 6th - 12th grade students in a public school setting in Big Sky; and served on several task forces and committees advising public school systems in Colorado and Montana,. Before her career in education, Hatton worked as a documentary filmmaker and worked on the production teams of small and large films as well as in commercial television production.
Hatton currently serves as the Director of Communications for Missoula County Public Schools. She is a relationship-driven leader known for excellent communication skills, infectious enthusiasm and commitment to the work. Hatton also sits on the board of the Missoula Ski Education Foundation and spends most of her winter weekends on skis around race courses.
Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Hatton made her way out west and will never look back. She is trained in the NOLS leadership model and is an avid outdoor athlete and dancer. When she is not out saving the world, she relaxes with her husband, two sons and her wonder dog in the great outdoors.
The District wishes to meaningfully share district news and maintain a variety of communication tools that connect students, parents, employees and community members. We strive to support the district's five main goals and the 21st Century Model of Education.
Change Element: MCPS will develop, launch, and evaluate communication tools that foster transparent conversation in support of our learners, educators, parents, and community members.
We always welcome your comments and suggestions for enhancing district communications.