Marine and Small Engine instructor Paul Hofmann has been selected as the Central Lakes College Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator for 2017-18.
CLC President Hara Charlier recently made the announcement to the campus community.
“Paul continuously shows the highest commitment to preparing his students to enter the field of power sports,” she said. “He works one-on-one with each student, inspiring them to problem solve, apply knowledge and give back to the community. He is a role model to his students and a leader to his peers.”
Hofmann said of the award, “It’s an honor to be nominated and selected by my peers when there are so many outstanding educators at CLC. My philosophy of teaching was embedded in me while going to college in my youth: ‘Don’t teach how you were taught. Teach how you wish you were taught.’”
Hofmann will represent CLC at the BOT Award ceremony in St. Paul later this spring and will be under consideration for selection as Minnesota State BOT Educator of the Year.
Previous CLC educators to receive this honor include Darci Goeden, Betsy Picciano, Adam Marcotte and most recently Kari Frisch, who was last year’s winner.