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Educational Leadership Degree, University of Northern Colorado 
MA, Western State Colorado University
BS, Eastern Michigan University
BS, Eastern Michigan University


Denise M. Hoctor received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and her Bachelor of Science in Emotionally Disturbed Special Education from Eastern Michigan University. She went on to earn her Master of Arts in Educationally Handicapped Special Education from Western State Colorado University and her Type D Administrative Leadership degree from the University of Northern Colorado.

She is an instructor of teacher education and coordinator for the online elementary teacher education program.

Hoctor retired from the local school district after 34 years as an educator/principal/instructional leader. She believes that learning occurs when it connects to the individual’s background knowledge, is interesting, meaningful and social in nature.

"I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn."
--Albert Einstein

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