Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Michelle Hocker (Coach Mo)
I graduated from Faulkner University with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology in 2001 and received athletic scholarships to play collegiate volleyball and softball. I have had an exciting journey teaching General/Special Education and coaching for the last 15 years of my career.
I began my teaching career at my high school alma mater in 2002-2003 teaching 6-7th grade History and coaching girls Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball. I transferred to the state of Georgia to work with students with Severe Emotional Disorders for a Psycho-educational Development Center in Griffin, Ga from 2003-2005 while also working as the Head Softball Coach at Upson-Lee High School. I decided to move back home to Montgomery to work on my Master's Degree in Special Education at Auburn University of Montgomery (2007-2010) and work in the Montgomery County Public School System teaching Special Education. In 2005, I met my husband, Shawn, who I have been married to for 13 years and in 2006 we were blessed with our first daughter, Raeleigh and our second daughter, Madilyn, who was born in 2009. Another teaching/coaching opportunity came available at a small private school outside of Montgomery at Hooper Academy in which I served as the Counselor, Head Coach for the Volleyball and Softball programs from 2011-2013.
Currently, I have been living and teaching in Baldwin County since our move here in 2013. I began my teaching career in Baldwin County at Baldwin County High School in 2013 working in Special Education teaching students with Intellectual Disabilities in a Multiple Disabilities classroom and serving as the Assistant Varsity Volleyball and Softball Coach from 2013-2016. I had the opportunity to transfer to Spanish Fort Middle School this year to continue to work in Special Education primarily in 7th grade and look forward to seeing my students succeed throughout the year. I am excited to be a part of the SFMS family and to be closer to home and my children.