Dan Hoffman

Literacy and Literature Instructional Specialist & Ponderosa House Parent

Dan Hoffman is responsible for implementing our interdisciplinary English curriculum; teaching classes such as research and sacrificial poets; as well as helping implement efforts to support Literacy Across the Curriculum. Growing up disengaged in his own education, Dan was inspired by adults who kept him on track to graduation and who got him motivated about his learning again. With their influence in mind, he has been working with youth in many capacities over the past decade. Starting in afterschool programs in San Francisco, Calif., Dan became an outdoor adventure education trip leader with The Road Less Traveled, and high school program coordinator with the Beacon Center in San Francisco’s Excelsior District. He started classroom teaching as Eagle Rock’s Societies and Cultures Public Allies Fellow in 2009 before going on to work with youth in Durham, N.C., as a social studies teacher and curriculum specialist at Voyager Academy. Dan returned to Eagle Rock in 2014 to take on his current position. He earned his undergraduate degree at Occidental College in Los Angeles and received his teaching license from Prescott College in Arizona. He and his wife, Catherine, will move onto campus in September to become the newest Ponderosa House Parents.


More About Dan Hoffman

I really love the power of great stories.

I’m really motivated by Eagle Rock making a national impact for youth.

My rock is my wife, Catherine, who keeps me grounded.