Leon T. Hobbs

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LeonHobbs Leon T. Hobbs is currently serving in his second year as a member of the National PTA Board of Directors. He has 49 years of PTA volunteerism, including while a teacher and administrator. During that time, he has held many leadership positions including President for two terms of a 1,061 member PTSA, Vice-President, Treasurer, Principal’s Parent Advisory Council and Chairman of School Safety Committee.

Outside of PTA, Hobbs is deeply invested in his community as a disaster volunteer for the American Red Cross and the Community Emergency Response Team. He was elected to the Board of Directors for Retirement Systems of Alabama and the Houston County American Heart Association. He also serves as an election polling official and a high school substitute teacher in Gwinnett County, Ga.

A passionate educator, Hobbs spent 14 years as Superintendent of Schools, nine years as a School Principal, one-and-a-half years as an Assistant Principal, eight years as a district office administrator, four years as a sixth grade teacher and five years as a college professor, currently Adjunct Professor for Piedmont College. He holds an Associate’s degree from Gulf Coast Community College, a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from Florida State University and a Doctoral degree from Florida Atlantic University. Hobbs currently works as a Federal Labor Arbitrator for Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

Hobbs has been honored as Alabama’s Superintendent of the Year and an eight-time award winner of School Match: What Parents Want. He and his wife have four children and six grandchildren.