During his career, Dr. Hoag has been a teacher and administrator in three unique districts in Middle Tennessee. For the past five years, he has served as the Principal of Freedom Intermediate School, a fifth- and sixth-grade campus in the Franklin Special School District. Dr. Hoag believes every day is a critical day for student success and students must want to be at school before educators can unlock their potential. Because of this belief, he strives to cultivate a culture of rigor, grace, and fun. Dr. Hoag received his B.S. and M.Ed. from Middle Tennessee State University, and his Ed.D. from Lipscomb University.