Michael Hjort just finished his 21st year of teaching Social Studies, 15th year teaching AP US History and is in his 11th year as an AP Reader and Early Table Leader in Louisville, KY and Tampa, FL reading and scoring the APUSH essays (primarily SAQs). Michael currently teaches 3-5 sections of AP US History and is the Social Studies Department Chair at Rouse High School in Leander, TX. He has been a College Board consultant since 2013, presenting over 40+ one-day/two-day conferences and one-week AP Summer Institutes. Michael postponed his 17 year athletic coaching career after leading the Rouse tennis team to a Sweet 16 Finish as a team in the fall 0f 2014 and was named 4A District 25 Coach of the Year. Michael also is the UIL Academic Coordinator at Rouse HS and Social Studies/Current Event Academic Coach (District Champions 2015, 2017, 2018; Region Champion 2017, 2018; 4th and 5th place STATE).
Michael Hjort has been the Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year Award Nominee (2014 - 2019), , HEB Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award Nominee (2013-2016), Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation Student Teacher Academic Recognition Award Winner (2014 – double nominee and 2012), Coaching Hall of Fame Inductee Tolleson Union HS – Golf (2009), 4A District 25 – Fall Varsity Tennis Coach of the Year, CEAI National Educator of the Year Runner-up (2006), National Honor Roll’s Outstanding American Teacher (2005/2006), Teacher of the Year Tolleson Union HS (1998 – 1999 & 2004 - 05), Who’s Who Among American Teachers (2002, 03, 04, 05) Disney Teacher of the Year nominee (2002 – 2004) West Valley Region Golf Coach of the Year (1997 & 1999), Tolleson HS Excellence in Education Award (1999 – 2004). Michael Hjort has been married to his wife Kristy for 25 years with his oldest child working to become a fire fighter and his daughter just finished her third year at Texas A&M.