College of Education

Barbara Mitchell Hutton, MBA

Instructor, Gifted & Talented Endorsement Program

College of Education

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Barbara Mitchell Hutton founded Rocky Mountain School for the Gifted and Creative and served as the Head of School for 18 years. For over thirty years, she has been involved in non-profit organizations.
She has presented at the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) annual conferences in Tampa, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City, St. Louis and Denver as well as at the Hollingworth Center for the Highly Gifted conference in Boston. Other national presentations include the SENG (Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted) in St. Paul and Salt Lake City and the New England Conference for Gifted and Talented Educators in Massachusetts.

She has made presentations at the Colorado Association for the Gifted and Talented (CAGT) Annual Conference, the Beyond Giftedness conferences and theIntensitivities 25th Anniversary Conference of the Gifted Development Center. She is program chair of the Global Awareness Network of NAGC and active in the Special Schools and Program Division. In 2005, Barbara was an education delegate to the People’s Republic of China where she presented a session on asynchronous development at the Beijing Gifted Education Institute. Barbara has written articles about gifted children, parenting and education models for gifted schools that have appeared in national journals and local newspapers. Barbara is a consultant to parents, educators, counselors, and other decision makers as they seek to understand and support gifted learners.

As a consultant, she provides professional development regarding gifted learners for teachers, program development for gifted learners in schools and parent education and support.


University of Northern Colorado

B.A, Sociology & Social Work
University of Texas at Austin


CURR TBD Under-Identified and Under-Served: Gifted Girls

CURR TBD Under Identified and Under-Served: Giftedness in Poverty & Culturally Diverse Backgrounds

Volunteer and Service


  • Governing Board, Boulder Gifted & Talented
  • Volunteer, TAG Task Force - Boulder Valley School District