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Hogan Named AP of the Year
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Jennifer Hogan
Jennifer Hogan

For the second year in a row, an assistant principal from Hoover High School has been named the Alabama Assistant Principal of the Year by the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals.

Last year, the selection was Carrie Busby, and this year, it’s Jennifer Hogan, who is in her seventh year as an assistant principal at Hoover High.

Vic Wilson, executive director for the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals, said in a press release that Hogan is an exceptional leader in every regard.

“She has done a fabulous job at every level, and her selection as the Alabama Assistant Principal of the Year is a testament to her hard work, integrity and leadership at the local, state and national level,” Wilson said. “I am confident that she will represent Alabama well, and no better candidate will face the national selection committee.”

As Alabama’s winner, Hogan now will be considered for National Assistant Principal of the Year.

Hogan is one of six assistant principals working with Hoover High School’s 230 faculty and staff. She oversees curriculum and instruction and is the school’s coordinator for professional learning communities.

Hogan provides support and direction for faculty and staff through tools such as Twitter chats, book clubs and interdisciplinary discussion groups. She also has created several online courses and an app that lists teacher-led professional development sessions.

She is the co-founder of #ALedchat and #USedchat on Twitter and a website called, helping educators across the country connect electronically and identify best practices from one another and leaders in the education community.

Hogan works with teachers to think outside the box and to design relevant and engaging lessons that incorporate technology.

See more from the Hoover Sun.

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