Faculty and Department Chair, Elementary Education
Stevenson Rm. 104
- BA Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College, 2001
- M.Ed. educational Leadership, California Lutheran University, 2013
Eric Hogenson was born in Missoula, MT and raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Polson, MT. He is the son of two life-long educators and attributes his love of learning to his parents. After graduating from Polson schools, Eric followed his love of the outdoors and attended Dartmouth College in the woods of New Hampshire. There, he earned his degree in Environmental Studies.
After college, Eric helped pioneer Dartmouth’s inaugural volunteer teaching program in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. He lived and taught on Ejit Island, the home of the people of Bikini Atoll, who were displaced by the US Nuclear Testing program in the 1950s. After two extraordinary years, he moved to Los Angeles and worked at Brentwood School (K-12) from 2003-2016. During his time there, he honed his teaching and leadership skills as he assumed a multitude of roles, including teaching science to every grade K-12, serving as the high school science department chair, directing the summer programs, and serving on the senior administrative team. In 2016, Eric became the Director of the Upper Division at Laurence School (K-6) in Van Nuys, CA, where he mentored and supervised teachers, directed the curricular program, and developed many co-curricular programs. He is most proud about his work enhancing the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) program at Laurence. Among his accomplishments, he presented at regional and national conferences about the value of connected and experiential learning.
As an enrolled member of the Little Shell Band of Chippewa, Eric looks forward to reconnecting with his roots in Montana. Along with his wife Cat and two school-aged sons, Charlie and Marcus, he aspires to adventure in the mountains and forge new relationships in the community. Eric looks forward to working with the amazing team in the Division of Education and collaborating to make learning and teaching come alive for SKC students. He accepted the position of Elementary Dept. Chair in summer 2023.