Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman is an educator who has extensive experience teaching in Arizona schools. Providing speech therapy services and teaching communication skills to children, she has taught students in public schools from Tucson to Glendale.
As an advocate for students with disabilities, she has coordinated events to educate the public on autism for the Autism Society of Southern Arizona, served as a staff trainer for United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Arizona, tutored college students with disabilities and led activities for preschool children with communication disorders. She is a contributor to local media on subjects ranging from bilingual programs to the need for qualified special education teachers.
She is active in state education associations including the Arizona Education Association, Arizona Federation of Teachers, Arizona Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Association and the American Speech and Hearing Association. Hoffman Speearned her master’s degree in speech, language and hearing sciences from the University of Arizona and her bachelor’s degree in Japanese from the University of Oregon.