Mr. Hockwater received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Adolescence Education & English from Canisius College and his Masters of Education degree in Literacy from the University at Buffalo. He is passionate about teaching, learning, and working with middle school students. Mr. Hockwater has taught many different subjects to students in grades K-8 in Buffalo Catholic Schools and is looking forward to incorporating his past experiences and subject knowledge into his Expeditionary Literacy course at Tapestry Charter School where he seeks to inspire a love for learning and a passion for reading and writing in his students. Outside of the classroom, Mr. Hockwater loves to read, hike, and travel. He is excited to join the Tapestry Middle School team and is looking forward to a fun and learning-filled year with his students.