Position: Principal & K-4 Teacher
Mrs. Clare Hoover has been principal and teacher of the Zanesville Adventist School since 1999. Prior to that, Mrs. Hoover taught at the elementary level in public school in England. Mrs. Hoover has a Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree from the University of Lancaster, England and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Leeds, England. She holds a Professional Certificate with the North America Division. In addition, she is the Facebook page manager for both the school and church.
A native of England, Mrs. Hoover moved to the United States to teach students in a Christian atmosphere. She really appreciates the opportunity she has to work with a smaller group of children. She feels that she is able to meet students' individual needs far better than she was in a larger public school setting. She is very proud of the family atmosphere the school has and the relationships that have been built with many students and their families over the years. Mrs. Hoover loves to be creative, whether it is teaching art and music, directing the school's annual nativity play, setting up her classroom's dramatic play area, or sharing great books with her class.
When not in school, Mrs. Hoover loves to spend time with family and friends, going on walks, and petting and playing with her family's pet cats, Patches and Jaffa.
Position: 5-8 Teacher
Mr. Lee Hoover has dedicated his life to teaching. Mr. Hoover has a Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree from the University of Lancaster, England, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of London, England, and a Masters of Philosophy Degree from the University of Lancaster, England. In addition to teaching, Mr. Hoover volunteers his time by preaching at his home church and 5 other Adventist churches across Ohio.
Mr. Hoover has been a teacher at the Zanesville Adventist School since 1999. Before that, Mr. Hoover taught at the collegiate and high school levels in England.
An enthusiastic teacher, Mr. Hoover engages students in unique and creative ways. Mr. Hoover is a history major and each year he likes to bring a different historical character to life by dressing up as that character, playing the role, and interacting with the students. He has been a Viking, Caesar, a Gladiator, Abe Lincoln, and a WWI flying ace, to name a few! Mr. Hoover loves literature and it is his desire to not only share great books and plays with his class, but inspire students to have a life long love for reading.
When not in school, Mr. Hoover enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, writing, and supporting his kids in their love of performing at one of Zanesville's local community theaters. He also shares an interest with his son of collecting and playing old, classic video games.
As well as being parental figures at school, Mr. and Mrs. Hoover have two children of their own. They discovered 23 years ago that they enjoy working together as a teaching team, and they have a passion for making a difference in their students' lives.