Mitzi Hoback has been a professional development consultant and trainer for over 17 years, working with teachers and principals in the areas of instruction, curriculum, assessment, and school improvement. She is a former director of professional development for a regional education agency serving a five-county area in southeast Nebraska. With over 35 years as an educator, Mitzi has also been a classroom teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels; a lead teacher; and a coordinator of gifted education for a K–12 school district.
Recognized as an educational leader who is student focused, Mitzi has presented at the state, regional, national, and international levels. She specializes in providing training in the implementation of effective instructional strategies, student engagement, vocabulary instruction, and quality assessment practices. She has facilitated data analysis, curriculum alignment, and the development of proficiency scales and high-quality formative and summative assessments with many school districts.
Mitzi is a contributor to the books A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading and Democratic School Accountability: A Model of School Improvement. She has served as the statewide chair of the Nebraska Educational Service Unit Professional Development Organization.
Mitzi holds a bachelor of science in elementary education and a master of science in education with endorsements in assessment and gifted education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.