Kimberly Hofkamp, assistant professor of education, is the recipient of the Norman and Louise Allhiser Award for Teaching Excellence, which recognizes exceptional instruction.
She holds a bachelor of science in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MAE in education from Silver Lake College. A member of the faculty since 2003, she has served as director of clinical experience and certifying officer for the department of education
Hofkamp works with district administrators, Carroll colleagues and education students to ensure high standards are met while fostering partnerships among Carroll and school districts. She balances her responsibilities with amazing attention to detail, while always keeping learning and teaching as the central focus of her work. She has fostered deep, lasting professional relationships with students and colleagues across the state.
The awards committee said Hofkamp “consistently ranks among the very best Carroll University faculty. While imparting knowledge inside and beyond the classroom is always a goal, doing so dynamically… energetically… passionately, day-to-day, helps make new and unfamiliar information more attainable as well as memorable.”
Hofkamp’s enthusiasm for teaching is reflected in student feedback: “She always puts students at the forefront of the classroom. She is truly passionate about education and helps us all get to the level of expertise she feels we can reach. She is always willing to help whenever you need it; she is always there for you.”
The award will be presented at commencement
on Saturday, May 11.