Mr Jim Hogan, Honored by Missouri TSA
Jim Hogan, long time Adrian resident and teacher, was recently honored by the Missouri Technology Student Association (TSA) Board of Directors when the board created the “Jim Hogan Middle School Advisor of the Year Award.” The board took the unusual step to honor Mr. Hogan, a longtime TSA leader, even though he is still an active teacher and TSA board member.
Tom Schlimpert, Missouri TSA State Advisor explains, “Jim Hogan is a special human being, effective educator, and dedicated TSA leader. The board’s decision to rename this annual award in his honor, while he is still working, is a tribute to the respect people have for him. Jim truly cares about his students and peers. He is a champion for TSA as it helps students find their niche and develop into confident learners, achievers and leaders.”
Compelled to serve, Jim Hogan is now running for Missouri State Representative for District 126 as he wants to use his understanding of education, state government, and rural Missouri to serve and promote his community and state.
Jim started the Adrian High School TSA Chapter in 1999-2000, adding the middle school chapter in 2004-2005. He served as advisor for both chapters until 2014 when he became the Director of Engineering and Technology and TSA State Advisor at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The desire to come home and continue teaching brought Jim and his wife, Diana, back to Adrian two years ago.
Mr. Hogan was elected to the Missouri TSA Board of Directors in 2004, served as board president, and has continually been re-elected. In 2015, he served as Interim Secretary on the National TSA Board of Directors.
Evidence of Jim’s passion, commitment and service are the students he has taught and mentored, including four Missouri TSA State Presidents and approximately 25 state officers. At national TSA competitions, Adrian students have won two second place awards, one third, and 18 top-10 individual or team awards. Mr. Hogan has been selected as Missouri TSA Advisor of the Year and has received the Chapter Excellence Award multiple times.
Tom Schlimpert summarizes Jim’s success by saying, “From his famous handlebar mustache to his friendly smile, Jim Hogan is an outstanding educator and humble servant-leader. Missouri TSA, his students, and community are fortunate to have him. His efforts in the classroom teaching Project Lead the Way and hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering and math, as well as promoting TSA have helped put Adrian on the educational map.”
This 40x60 poster is hanging in the window at the MSBA offices in Jefferson City. The pictures are of the poster from within the building looking at the Governor's Mansion and from the outside in which you will see the Missouri Capital in the background. Our PLTW has been on the "front page" lately and this is yet another proud moment for our school.
Pictured are Mr. Jim Hogan, TSA Adviser and PLTW instructor, Christian E., Aaron Y., and Chandler J.