Welcome to AIS ELA!

  • Welcome, everyone! My name is Mr. Hockwater and I am the Literacy Specialist at Holland High School. I teach 9th-12th grade AIS ELA. I have several years of teaching experience in a variety of subjects and settings, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Adolescent Education and English from Canisius College and a Masters of Education Degree in Literacy (Birth-12) from the University at Buffalo. I am so excited to join the Holland family and help my students with their reading and writing. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns. mhockwater@hollandcsd.org


  • Hi, everyone! I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy! I just wanted to give an update on how AIS ELA will continue while school is closed for students. I will still be teaching all of my AIS ELA classes. However, all learning will take place digitally, online. I have created Microsoft Teams pages for all of my students and there are assignments posted there for them to complete. I will also post updates and assignments here on this webpage. In addition, I will host office hours every week via ZOOM for students to ask questions and come for help. These hours are tentativley planned for 10-11 M-F. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any help!

    Office Hours: 10:00-11:00 a.m. M-F


    IMPORTANT NOTICE: In order to keep my website streamlined and easy to read, I have created a MS Word document that contains all past assignments listed in it. Pleasde reference this document if you need to catch up on past assignments: Past Assignments


    Current Assignments:

    June 1st-5th 

    • Complete Reflection Survey
    • Make an appointment to Zoom with me and discuss your progress