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Gin Hooks

Bethel District Director


I loved being a high school librarian.  I got to talk to people every day and support them in their efforts to access information about not only the things they were required to learn but also the things about which they were independently curious.  I know, firsthand, that sometimes you’ve got to leave the beaten path to find the best route for you. I’m a native of Chicago who started college at Bradley University in Central Illinois and finished at the University of Ghana in West Africa.  I studied Library Information Science in graduate school and later got a 2nd Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.  I moved to Washington State in the summer of 2015 and started with Acceleration Academies in the fall.

What I like most about working here is the culture of the Acceleration Academies is one that honors different learning styles and needs.  It is an environment that offers structure and support to every Graduate Candidate without requiring them suffer “Square peg: Round hole” syndrome.  In our teaching and learning practice there is no beaten path; there are customized routes to success.