| Jan B. Hobbs is from Alleghany County and graduated from Alleghany County High School. She attended James Madison University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.
After graduating from JMU, Ms. Hobbs started her career at Clifton Forge Elementary School teaching emotionally disturbed students. During her career at Clifton Forge Elementary, she pursued her Master’s Degree at Radford University with a concentration in Educational Leadership. Her ultimate goal was to secure a position as a principal.
After teaching at Clifton Forge Elementary School for eighteen years and working on her administrative internship, Ms. Hobbs took a position teaching fourth grade at Callaghan Elementary School for two years and completed her administrative internship and her twentieth year teaching.
When an assistant principal position became available at Alleghany High School, Ms. Hobbs took the job and remained in the position for five years until she met her career goal and became principal of Boiling Spring Elementary School, a position she held for the past five years. Ms. Hobbs then moved to the Central Office as Director of Student Programs. Two years later she became Director of Human Resources and Pupil Personnel. Recently she took a position back in the instruction office as Director of Assessment and Accountability. The primary function of the Director of Assessment and Student Success is to provide oversight of all regular education instructional programs and curriculum development.
Ms. Hobbs has two children: Benjamin Hobbs, who is married to Kelley Jo Hobbs and lives in Orange, Va. They have two daughters, Emily and Zoey. Her daughter, Jaimie Lomasney, is married to Nic Lomasney, and resides in Alleghany County. They have two daughters, Kensi and Larkin, and are expecting their third child in March.