The recipient of a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the College of Mount St. Joseph, as well as a master's degree in educational administration from Xavier University, Craig Hockenberry began teaching in 1995. After teaching for three years at Roosevelt Elementary School, Craig Hockenberry was hired as the principal of Oyler School, a PreK-12 community learning center (CLC) that is affiliated with Cincinnati Public Schools.
During his 15-year tenure as Oyler’s principal, Craig Hockenberry oversaw $21 million in building renovations, opened the first vision center in a public school in the United States, and developed a successful rural model for CLCs. From 2013 to 2015, he was the superintendent of Adams County’s Manchester Local School District.
Since 2015, Mr. Hockenberry has served as the superintendent of Three Rivers Local School District (TRLSD), where he has planned and hosted multiple job fairs, facilitated professional development for principals through the Rutherford Learning Group, and established a partnership with the University of Cincinnati IT. Moreover, in 2016, TRLSD received the Momentum Award from the Ohio Department of Education.