B.A. in English/Creative Writing, Emory University; M.A. in Education - Teaching Science, Pace University. Hoek began his career in the south Bronx in New York City over eight years ago as a middle school English language arts teacher. He is currently lead instructional teacher at Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies, a district high school in the Bronx where he teaches global history. He is also the site coordinator and elective teacher for AVID, a nationwide college readiness program. Hoek aspires to be an innovative and passionate school leader. His goals are to establish community-transforming schools by awakening students and educators to their personal greatness and potential as well as equipping them to change the world.