Phone: 651-293-8690


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History and International Studies - University of Oregon M.A. Multilingual Multicultural Studies - New York University Reading Credential - University of Minnesota

Mr. David Hodgson

Greetings! Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! It's going to be an unusual year, but I am as committed as ever to students' learning. 

I teach Spanish, OT Literacy and 7th Grade Foundations at the Upper Campus of Global Arts Plus. This year marks my 13th year at the school. I previously taught at Homecroft Elementary and before that I worked in New York City teaching middle school in Manhattan and Brooklyn. 

In addition to being a staff member, I am also a proud GAP parent. This year I will have a student in 3rd grade and another in 6th. (My daughter also attended the school from Kindergarten through 8th grade.)

During my free time I enjoy reading, travel, long hikes and photography. 

I look forward to working with your kids! Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns as the year progresses.


    Monday and Wednesday

    9:30-9:55 • Period 1 - Spanish 1A

    10:00-10:25 • Period 2 - Spanish 1B

    10:30-10:55 • Office Hours 

    11:00-11:25 • Period 4 - OT Literacy

    11:25-11:50 • Foundations

    Tuesday and Thursday

    11:25-11:50 • Foundations


    9:15-10:15 • Office Hours 


    Middle school Spanish is the equivalent of first year high school Spanish spread out over two years. Students who complete both Spanish 1A and Spanish 1B will have the option to start with second year Spanish in 9th grade. 

    Click the links below for the class syllabuses. 

    Spanish 1A

    Spanish 1B




    OT Literacy is a speciaized class for students who want to make sure they are ready for the rigors of high school reading. 

    Click the link below for the class syllabus. 

    OT Literacy_Hodgson