Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Hokkina Hong
Although not new to GISD, Hokkina Hong is new to the role of campus leader. Hong previously taught Special Education at GHS for two years, including the role of Department Chair his second year. Hong left GHS to work with Wise County Shared Services as a Life Skills teacher at Bridgeport High School. This past February, he assumed the position of Acting Behavior Coordinator with WCSS.
“It’s exciting to have the opportunity to come back to where my education career started,” Hong said. “The two years I was gone, I missed the town of Gainesville and missed the diversity of the school. I am ready to get back here.”
Hong earned his degree from Old Dominion University, followed by a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M - Commerce and in May obtained a Principal certification.
Hong also is looking forward to working with Mrs. Beal and learning the ropes under her guidance. “There will be a learning curve, but I’m not afraid to ask questions and to grow in the process.”