Ms. Tia Hohler
Ms. Hohler did her undergraduate work in Biology Education with a minor in General Science at Ferris State University where she was a resident advisor. She earned a Masters of Educational Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University. She will be finishing a second Masters in the winter of 2020-21 in Applied Science Education from Michigan Tech. Ms. Hohler has 16 years of experience teaching courses as varied as Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science, Honors Chemistry, Introductory Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Biology. She has taught in Battle Creek Public Schools and Comstock Public Schools before she came to work at Kalamazoo Central High School where she had been teaching for 12 years prior to joining KAMSC in 2020. She has received two Excellence in Education Significant Educator Awards from Comstock Public High School and Kalamazoo Central High School and is a recipient of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship.
Ms. Hohler is recognized as a classroom technology expert. She is proficient with online engagement tools for "flipping" classrooms, and has provided a number of professional learning sessions on classroom technology for Kalamazoo Public Schools. She has served as the professional learning coordinator for the Mi-Star (Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform) curriculum developed at Michigan Technical University, and has been the liaison between middle school and high school educators for helping implement the curriculum.
In her spare time, Ms. Hohler coaches the Women's JV soccer team at Kalamazoo Central High School and plays soccer recreationally. She has a passion for fitness, thoroughly enjoys Halloween, and enjoys taking care of her animals: three dogs, three snakes and a koi pond. When she isn't on the soccer field, she can be found enjoying a cup of tea in her favorite skull shaped mug.