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December 2018 Educator of the Month: Adam Hofer

The Franklin County County School Corporation, along with Franklin County High School, is thrilled to announce that Mr. Adam Hofer has been selected as December’s “Educator of the Month”.  In his 11th year of teaching, Mr. Hofer currently teaches English at Franklin County High School. In addition, he provides leadership and guidance to the English Department while serving in the capacity of Department Chair.

After graduating from Franklin County High School, Hofer attended Ball State University.  While at Ball State he earned his Bachelor in Secondary English Education, followed by a Master Degree in Secondary Education.  During his tenure in Franklin County, he has taught a variety of English courses at the high school. Mr. Hofer also played an integral role in the establishment of the Wildcat Prep Academy at the middle school.  

In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Hofer is a member of the Early College Committee and is the FCHS Drama Director.  Under his direction, the drama students produce an “interactive dinner theater” each year, as well as a variety of other performances throughout the year.  After the completion of the renovations to the Lew Wallace Auditorium, Mr. Hofer and his students performed the first musical in the school’s history in April 2018.

In his free time, Mr. Hofer volunteers his time to the county’s 4-H program.  He enjoys working with stained glass and other small glass projects. He and his wife, Sarah enjoy traveling and spending time with their families.  

According to the student who nominated Mr. Hofer, he is encouraging, caring, and does what it takes to help his students succeed.  “Mr. Hofer always makes sure his students are being the best they can be and works hard to make sure we know and understand what he is teaching.”

When asked about the best part of being a teacher at Franklin County, Mr. Hofer responded, “The best part of my job is watching students grow as learners as well as being able to build relationships with them as young adults. Each student is unique with a variety of interests and passions–it’s fun learning about each one. Every day in the classroom is different, and I am fortunate to have supportive staff members who challenge me to try something new and be better each and every day.”

The purpose of the “Educator of the Month” program is to recognize outstanding Franklin County educators who demonstrate excellence in the classroom, leadership in the school, dedication to the students, and involvement in the community.  Nomination forms for “Educator of the Month” can be found on the school corporation website at www.fccsc.k12.in.us.