Mrs. Jenny Hoy

Phone: 775.333.5330


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Business Administration, University of Nevada, 1985 Teacher Certification Program, Sierra Nevada College, 2001 GT Endorsement, 2009 2014 WCSD Middle School Teacher of the Year Chairman, Advisory Council for Family Engagement, State of Nevada Member, Nevada Department of Education Superintendent's Teachers Advisory Cabinet

Mrs. Jenny Hoy

I started my professional life with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno.  After several years spent in the business world, I discovered my true passion and mission in life was to be the teacher I wanted my children to have and earned my teaching credentials through the Sierra Nevada College Teacher Certification program in 2001.  I earned my GT endorsement in 2009 and joined the Magnet program during its inaugural year (2011) after having taught English at Vaughn MS for ten years.  As a third generation educator, I’m continually working toward my goal of being ‘the toughest middle school teacher ever’ by joining the Northern Nevada Writing Project, winning a few teaching awards, serving on various educational advisory councils and running a marathon all in the spirit of engaging students in the joys of the written and spoken word.  In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, taking photos of my animals, traveling to exotic places, playing golf and working out. 


I have two daughters (both proud graduates of Swope MS!) who have gone on to great colleges and are now successfully navigating thier post-grad school adventures in Chicago--Go Cubs!--and Seattle--Go Mariners!  Closer to the home front, my husband and I root for the Nevada Wolf Pack while sharing our home with out delightful and lovable four-paw crew--Kennedy, a Golden Retriever, and Scout and Finch, our resident Burmese cats.