The Alexander County Board of Education announces Mr. Jack Hoke as the 2017 Award of Honor recipient. The award recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to Alexander County Schools in the areas of academics, athletics, administration, student achievement, or community service. Nominees are judged on the basis of their positive effect on the quality of education in Alexander County as recognized by fellow students, teachers, administrators, and the community in general.
Mr. Hoke served as Superintendent of the Alexander County Schools from January 1, 2001, until his retirement in February, 2012. He also served as Associate Superintendent of the Alexander County Schools from July 1, 1998, to December 31, 2000. Mr. Hoke currently serves as Executive Director of the North Carolina School Superintendents’ Association.
Mr. Hoke is a 1970 graduate of Hibriten High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education and his Master of Arts and Education Specialists degrees in Public School Administration from Appalachian State University. Prior to his tenure in Alexander County, Mr. Hoke served in the Caldwell County Schools as a teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal and principal.
Mr. Hoke resides in the Bethlehem Community with his wife Joan. He has one daughter and one granddaughter.
A reception to honor Hoke is tentatively planned for early spring, 2018.