Kathy Hoffman: Setting the right priorities for Arizona public schools
Our schools need a leader who will prioritize service to our children, schools, and communities. My vision for Arizona’s students and teachers derives from my years of experience as an educator in Arizona’s public schools. We can no longer rely on the same politicians who have wreaked havoc on our classrooms; we need those closest to the problem to come up with solutions.
Statewide education candidate, Kathy Hoffman advocates for rural schools
As a teacher and a candidate, I’ve visited rural schools around the state. From those travels, I’ve noticed one common theme around the state: our rural schools do not have a strong advocate at the Department of Education. When elected State Superintendent, my priority will be to work for all schools, not just those in Phoenix.
Support for the movement and the unity it has shown
Kathy proudly voted to walk out with her fellow educators and was inspired by unity within the movement. Read more about her experience and support for #REDforEd in her Globe-Miami Times op-ed.
Unpaid Maternity Leave Hurts your Kid's Teacher
Kathy has spoken to countless parents about their challenges when facing unpaid maternity/paternity leave in the schools. Teachers should not worry about whether they can make ends meet while welcoming a new child into their family. Read about how unpaid maternity/paternity leave holds teachers back in Kathy's latest publication.
Students with disabilities need qualified teachers
As a speech therapist, Kathy Hoffman has spent several years working with special-education students. This experience has led her to understand the various needs of this student population and how educators can best meet those needs. Read more about her thoughts regarding SB 1317, a law that has been implemented to remove the specific requirements for special education teachers.
TUSD's Bilingual Programs Need Resources to Succeed
The English-only policy in our schools has been especially detrimental to our Spanish-speaking community for too long. Kathy strongly believes that bilingual education is a tool for success for all student. Read her more about her thoughts on her op-ed.