Ginny Hoke has been teaching language arts for sixteen years. Born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, she attended college at Indiana University and graduated in 1998 with her BS in secondary education, English; she went on to earn her masters degree in education from Pacific University in 2006. Ginny taught at Creswell High School for three years and spent one year teaching at Lebanon High School before spending six years teaching English and Holocaust Literature Thurston High School. Prior to her experience in Oregon, Ginny spent three years teaching middle school in Fishers, Indiana. Currently, Ginny lives in Eugene with her husband, Trevor, and daughters, Madeleine and Zoe. In addition to teaching, Ginny enjoys outdoor activities including camping, swimming, hiking, and white water rafting.