Teaching: Elementary School, 1st Grade
At PALCS Since: 2018
Education: Bachelor of Science in Kindergarten and Elementary Education, The Pennsylvania State University
English as a Second Language Program Specialist, The Pennsylvania State University
Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, Western Governors University
Brief Biography: Mrs. Hocker became a teacher to inspire future leaders. She believes that each student is as equally valuable, talented, and able. She enjoys helping students find their strengths and take pride in their accomplishments.
Prior to coming to PALCS, Mrs. Hocker taught second grade and English Language Learners in rural Colorado. Mrs. Hocker has since found her niche in online teaching. She believes that virtual education prepares students to be well-rounded, competent digital citizens of twenty-first century. Teaching online has just enhanced her love of learning and has allowed her to connect with families and students in new ways.