About our Principal
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor’s Degree, 2 Master’s Degree, 6th Year Degree, and a Doctoral Degree (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership. Doctorate from Hamline University in 2010.
Dr. Tom Hoffman
Dr. Tom Hoffman joined the Ivan Sand Community as principal in July of 2013. He replaced the very capable and respected Valerie Bakken, who was principal at Ivan Sand for 10 years.
Tom has been an educator for 32 years, and values the notion of alternative education pathways. His career began as a special education teacher and has served over the years as a special education coordinator, elementary principal, middle level principal, high school principal and university professor.
Tom holds a Bachelor’s Degree, two Master’s Degree, 6th Year Degree, and a Doctoral Degree (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership. He earned his doctorate from Hamline University in 2010.
He reminds anyone who will listen that being called “Teacher” is one of the greatest honors and privileges that a professional career can offer. Tom looks forward to partnering with the teachers, staff, parents, and community to make Ivan Sand Community High School a rich place for students to live and to learn.