Mr. Hoge was named 2016 Georgia History Teacher of the Year by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History!! There are many, many reasons for Mr. Hoge receiving this award, but some key highlights are: demonstrating creativity and imagination in the classroom in his AP History classes, developing an Honors World History class at Centennial, leading his students to another award-winning year in Model UN competition, and sharing his knowledge with others at a state-wide level.

State History Teachers of the Year receive a prize package including a certificate of recognition, a $1,000 award, a collection of classroom resources to be presented in their name to the school library, and an invitation to participate in a Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar. Each winner’s school will become a Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School. Winners are honored in a ceremony in their state.