Tan-A Hoffman is a 2021-2022 Michigan Collaborative Teacher Leader. She is a 2nd grade, National Board Certified Teacher in the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of Michigan at JKL Bahweting Anishnabe PSA, and a citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. Tan-A enjoys collaborating with others to promote equitable change in education for educators and students. She is a 2020 Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year and a board member of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. You can find her on TV as Detroit Learning Channel’s 3rd grade teacher for their PBS literacy program, “Read Write ROAR.” She earned her BA in Elementary Education and MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Lake Superior State University, and is currently enrolled at Northern Michigan University with the goal of attaining an Education Specialist Certification focusing on Native American Education.