School Zone Publishing Company
This scholarship memorializes Dr. James D. Hoffman, an educator and entrepreneur, who passed away October 27, 2001. It recognizes his service to the teaching profession and his accomplishments in publishing educational materials.
Dr. Hoffman, a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, received his undergraduate degree in Education from Ball State University and his Ed.D. from Michigan State University. Dr. Hoffman was a professor in the School of Education at Michigan State University and Grand Valley State University where he was instrumental in establishing its student teaching program.
Prior to his passing, Dr. Hoffman was the CEO of School Zone Publishing Company that produces educational materials for pre-school and early elementary children.