Heather Yutzy, Principal

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Heather Yutzy is delighted to work as the principal of Belding Elementary School.  Mrs. Yutzy has been a teacher, literacy coach, assistant principal and principal at Belding and at several other schools. She loves and deeply believes in the Belding vision of creating joyful, inquisitive learners who care for and contribute to our world.

Ms. Yutzy  holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Educational Administration. She has taken advanced training in school administration, balanced literacy, teaching science and behavior disorders.  She is passionate about teaching and learning and spends many hours each week in classrooms coaching teachers and conferencing with students. One of the things that brings her the most joy in life is to see the spark of learning in children and adults. Facilitating growth and learning is her life work.


Mrs. Yutzy is the mother of a ten year old daughter and you will sometimes see her family at evening Belding events.  Her family has hosted many international exchange students, and is currently hosting a high school girl from the Philippines who is spending one year in the US attending Von Steuben High School. When she has free time, Ms. Yutzy enjoys travel, reading, gardening, raising chickens, cooking and swimming with a master’s swim team. She lived in Bolivia for one year and is conversational in Spanish.