Hi, I'm Linda Hoekman
Lifelong resident of Anoka County and blessed to come from a strong family, I am motivated by my father’s priorities of hard work and education. As such, my first job was at age 15 at the Anoka County Library where I could study between shelving books. Due to my diligence and dedication, I graduated with highest honors from Blaine High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Benedict in physical science education. Hired immediately after graduation at Champlin Park High School, I began teaching physics and chemistry. While working, I completed my Masters of Education from the College of St. Scholastica.
I met my husband Charley in Math class at Blaine High School and we have been married for 25 years. We live in Ramsey, MN where we raised our 3 children. I have served in the community as scout leader, religion teacher and coach for swimming, softball, volleyball and robotics and supervised Korean Dance Club (KPOP).
A THRIVING CAREER
I am a teacher and strong advocate for public education reform. My 25 years in public education at Champlin Park High School has exposed the inconsistencies and weaknesses of the Anoka-Hennepin district system and I am determined to make improvements. Every student deserves a world class education. Test scores are plummeting and I have been working to raise awareness of the diminishing quality of education. I am featured in the documentary “Whose Children Are They?” and have been featured in the Center of the American Experiment. I currently teach chemistry and physics at a school in the west metro.
Restoring Excellence, Freedom & Fairness
I am committed to restoring excellence, freedom, and fairness to our schools by working with parents to ensure our children are protected from violence and politicized instruction.