Teacher Advisory Council

Mike Hoffman

Years teaching: 25+
Subjects: Social studies
Education: B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South (pre-1715 European history)
M.A.L.S., Dartmouth College
M.Ed. in Instructional Technology, American InterContinental University

Mike Hoffman has been teaching in independent schools for more than 25 years. He grew up in the Ohio Valley in West Virginia and is a proud Big Red graduate from Parkersburg High School. He taught for eight years at the Casady School in Oklahoma City, OK. For the last 18 years Mike has been at the Cannon School (an independent JrK–12 college preparatory school) in Concord, North Carolina, where he is the Middle School History Department Chair and teaches 8th grade history.

“As a teacher of history, I am interested in finding ways to help my students think like historians. I want them to be good readers, with solid skills of analysis and writing. I appreciate the America in Class resources and plan to use them more often. I would like to be a part of helping to develop these resources to help them be as broad, varied, and useful as possible. As a department chair, I am also interested in the kinds of professional development that can be offered by the program.”