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Crofton Loses Teacher of Ten Years

After this year, Crofton is losing teacher. Mitch Hofer. Hofer has been the social sciences teacher at Crofton High School for the past ten years along with being the head speech coach for eight years and head director of the One-Act program for two years.

        Hofer graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and political science in 2005 from Gustavus Adolphus College. He earned his teaching license in 2008 and got his Master of Arts in Education from Minnesota State University Mankato in 2013. Based off of these achievements, Hofer is most qualified to teach government and psychology.

        When asked why he has chosen to leave, he responded, “I’m leaving because my wife has accepted a position to start a psychiatric clinic for women and children. This area isn’t a place that supports her profession, and she has been supporting me in my profession for the past ten years here. Now it’s time for me to support her.”

        Hofer says that his only regrets would be not setting a stricter cellphone policy in his classroom right off the bat and making certain mistakes. He says that those mistakes were worth it however, because they were necessary for him to grow as a teacher.

        When I asked him what some of his greatest memories from his time here were, he responded, “I have countless memories from speech and drama and with students in my classroom. It would be too difficult to choose just one. My favorite memories though, are the ones that I share with others.”

        His final words for the people of Crofton are “The best part about teaching in Crofton is that the school is the center of the community. Keep it that way.”