Jack Hobusch of Millikan High School has earned the Teacher Librarian of the Year Award from the Long Beach School Librarians Association. Hobusch was recognized at this week’s Board of Education meeting.
“This honor means a great deal to me,” said Hobusch, now in his 30th year with the Long Beach Unified School District. “I feel so very lucky to work alongside such exceptional teacher librarian colleagues who support each other so deeply and do such incredible work.”
Hobusch started in Long Beach as a classroom teacher at King, Lee and Butler schools. He went on to serve as teacher librarian at Twain, Holmes, Keller and Jefferson schools. In 2011, he arrived at Millikan, where “he has worked hard to make it a warm and welcoming place,” said Nina Jackson, president of the local librarians association.
A man of many talents, the National Board Certified teacher librarian also rides a unicycle, and he can tap dance and sing, having performed at Disneyland and in Disney TV specials. He also has performed in various productions with the Fullerton Civic Light Opera, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and the Conejo Players Theater in Thousand Oaks.
“Students love him and find him humorous,” another colleague said. “He’s a great resource, he provides helpful lessons for teachers to use in their classroom, has great ideas and is always willing to help.”