Jodee Hoffman is originally from New York City, New York. She received her multiple subject teaching credential from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently the magnet coordinator at Cowan Gifted/High Ability International Global Humanities Magnet, a position she has held since 2012. She has also been a teacher and magnet coordinator at other schools in Los Angeles. She loves teaching, and has now been teaching for thirty-six years in all. During the 2014-2015 year, Ms. Hoffman was the mentor teacher for Dalia Abdelkarim Hasan Gad from Qalyubia, Egypt and during the 2015-2016 year, she was the mentor teacher for Hamdi Ahmed from Cairo, Egypt.