Karin Hoffman

Photography by: ©Michael B. Lloyd

Commissioner Karin Hoffman is the founder and CEO of Key Innovative Solutions, a firm that is committed to unlocking work-based learning opportunities. Her focus is to expand work-based learning opportunities along the spectrum of learners from secondary to adulthood in order to expand essential workforce development and strengthen industry sector partnerships.

During the past several years, she has hosted several education task forces through Florida Students First Coalition, a coalition she founded together with Florida State Senator Rene Garcia and School Board Member Chuck Shaw, Palm Beach County. This coalition consists of educators, school board members, superintendents, administrators, leaders of industry, and legislators, as well as organizations such as the Florida Department of Education and Florida School Boards Association, just to name a few. The effort continues to be focused on enhancing the work of Career Technical Education throughout the education continuum.

While Karin was a teenager, her family lived and worked in Children’s Home with the Salvation Army in Mexico City.  Returning to the States, she obtained her A.S. in Physical Therapy from Broward College, followed by a B.S. in Human Resource Management and, also, a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Trinity International University. She is also a Gubernatorial appointee to the Southern Region Education Board involving 16 states, influencing education policy. Her husband is Greg and they have one son, Josiah.