Vivian Hoa


Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

Short answer: I'm from Orlando, FL. Long answer: I was born in Stockton, CA. Raised in Bridgeport, CT. Spent most of my time in Orlando, FL. Finished my senior year of HS in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. My first language is English, though if you ask my mom it was supposed to be Khmer.

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

Better beaches. More Chick-fil-a locations. Poutine, eh! Cambodian food, seriously where?!

Where did you go to college?

Valencia Community College and Rollins College

What was your favorite book in middle school?

Blood & Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. The main character's name is Vivian.


What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

Working with such a collaborative, passionate, and dedicated group of leaders.

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

Reading a plot driven book and a warm cup of tea in my hand.

What is your favorite quote?

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. - Warren Buffett