Nathan Hoback has been named 2016 Matoaca High School Teacher of the Year. Mr. Hoback, a worthy recipient of this recognition is well known to students and faculty at Matoaca High School. Originally from Roanoke, Virginia, Mr. Hoback earned his undergraduate and Masters from William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He is certified to teach Spanish and Mathematics. He has been a member of the Matoaca High School faculty for five years and his current teaching assignments are Spanish 1 and Algebra II. In addition to teaching Mr. Hoback serves as the Warriors JV Field Hockey coach. He sponsors of the National Honor Society and leads yearly student travel abroad programs to locations such as Spain and Peru. The World Languages Department chair Mrs. Susan Hester said of Nathan Hoback, “He is a fantastic teacher. He engages the whole student beyond just the academics; supporting them outside the classroom in the extracurricular activities and cultural events. He is truly a model example of an enthusiastic instructor. It is awesome to have him at Matoaca High School.”
Mr. Hoback also serves as a Mentor teacher and is a member of the World Language Technology Council. He worked to create the new Spanish 1 curriculum for Chesterfield Schools and is a member of the Matoaca High Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Program committee.