Jeff Hodakowski - Principal

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Jeff Hodakowski


Welcome to Viewmont Elementary School!  For most of my life, I have grown up in North Carolina.  I am a product of Wake County Public Schools in Raleigh.  After graduating from high school, I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and majored in Elementary Education.   After teaching for five years, I went back through the Principal Fellows Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to earn my administrative degree.  I am currently in my 24th year of being an educator.  During this time period, I have been a teacher assistant, a teacher, an assistant principal, and a principal.  I have been married to my wife, Christy, for almost 25 years.  We have two children, Justin and Rachel, and 2 dogs named Molly and Bandit.   I enjoy playing various sports and have taken up bicycling in order to make sure that I am taking care of myself.   I have coached at our local YMCA in the areas of basketball and soccer for over 13 years and I am currently a Team Manager and Assistant Coach for a travel U18 girls’ soccer team. 

Education:
AB in Elementary Education from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Masters in School Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Principal Fellows - Cohort 6

Experience:
Teacher Assistant - August 1994- October 1994
Fourth Grade Teacher October 1994-1996
Fifth Grade Teacher 1996-1999
Assistant Principal  2001-2002
Principal  2002 - Present

Hickory Public Schools Principal of the Year:  2013-2014 and 2019-2020

Email:  hodakowskije@hickoryschools.net