New BOE member to provide strong leadership


Florine M. Hofschneider, the newest member of the 14th CNMI State Board of Education, says her contribution to public schools is her strong leadership.

“In any system like the Public School System, there needs to be a strong sense of leadership at the very top level,” she told Saipan Tribune after her swearing in on Monday.

“We will continue to focus on the four priorities that we have established. And that is, effective and efficient operations, student learning—but as in any system it will take the entire parts of the mechanism to make it work. So it’s very important that all the basic support systems are there to deliver what the community wants us to deliver,” she said.

On Tinian, she said, just like any other school, she would like to see student learning continue and the organization provide the necessary support to make it work.

Hofschneider has been described as a “long-time educator” and has been praised by her colleagues. She is a former Tinian Sr. Jr. High School principal. She retired in 2008.

Dennis B. Chan | Reporter
Dennis Chan covers education, environment, utilities, and air and seaport issues in the CNMI. He graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Guam. Contact him at

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