Kathy Hoffman

Superintendent of Public Instruction

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What Kathy Stands For

As State Superintendent, Kathy works tirelessly to elevate the voices of all teachers and students. She stands in solidarity with educators and all support staff through fighting for improved pay, adequate school funding, and classroom resources.

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Response to the White House Summit on Safely Reopening America’s Schools

July 7, 2020

“Educators, school staff, and families share the goal of reopening our schools and returning students to the classroom to ensure their physical, academic, social, and emotional needs are met. Like the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC, teachers know that the best place for our students to learn is in the classroom.”

“However, today’s discussion at the White House Summit on Safely Reopening America’s Schools did not reflect the magnitude or severity of Arizona’s growing public health crisis.”

Superintendent Hoffman Convenes Technology Task Force to Address Digital Divide

Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today announced the formation of the Arizona Department of Education Technology Task Force – a group of partners from across the state who are committed to addressing a variety of technology needs our schools and students have. Read More>>

Superintendent Hoffman: Black Lives Matter

Like so many Americans, I have spent the last few days watching anger, pain, and frustration manifest through demonstrations in cities across our country.

These demonstrations are a direct result of continued injustices that threaten and silence the livelihoods of people who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in our communities. Read More>>

Superintendent Hoffman Delivers First Annual State of Special Education Speech

“Last week, I spoke to the House Education Committee about the need for a comprehensive plan for our public education system.”

“But one specific area of this system deserves our immediate and intense focus — special education.” Read More>>

Superintendent Hoffman Announces Associate Superintendent of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Hire

“Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today announced the hiring of Erica Maxwell as the Arizona Department of Education’s first-ever Associate Superintendent of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.” Read More>>

School Safety Task Force Announcement

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today announced the members of the Arizona Department of Education’s School Safety Task Force. The task force was created in partnership with March for Our Lives AZ after attempts to create such a task force failed at the Legislature during the last legislative session. Read More>>

Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses Available

In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Read More>>

Supt. Hoffman’s Statement on Proposed Sex Ed Amendments

“Arizona’s public schools exist to serve all students who walk through their doors. However, for decades, codified bigotry has denied too many children information about their sexual health.” Read More>>

Supt. Hoffman Asks Legislature to Release Funds for ESA Program

Kathy Hoffman asks the legislature to release funds for ESA program and addresses Representative Mark Finchem’s call on the Attorney General to investigate the Arizona Department of Education’s Empowerment Scholarship Program. Read More>>

Superintendent Hoffman Applauds Passing of English Learner Bill

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today praised the signing of SB 1014 into law, which eliminated the stringent 4-hour state-mandated block of English-language instruction. Read More>>

About Superintendent Hoffman

Kathy Hoffman’s journey into politics began when she realized that our elected officials were failing the needs of her students and colleagues.

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