Publish Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:36:33 -0700

Denise Allen

Cisco Networking Academy has named Crafton Hills College instructor Denise Allen an advanced-level instructor for 2018.

The award is given to the top 25 percent of Cisco instructors across the globe and is based on student feedback and performance, the company said by email.

Allen-Hoyt is longtime Cisco Networking Academy educator having taught CCNA-certified courses at Crafton for the past 12 years. Prior to teaching at Crafton, Allen-Hoyt taught math and CIS courses for 19 years on the high school level. She is credited with launching one of the first Cisco Networking Academies in southern California at Yucaipa High School in 1998, according to her LinkedIn profile.

The Cisco Networking Academy looks to mold IT and career building skills to institutions and instructors worldwide, according to the IT company’s website. The academy is part of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, which looks to empower social change with technology and expertise. The idea is to “accelerate global problem solving to benefit people, society and the planet.”

In addition to her tenure at Crafton, Allen-Hoyt has served on the Yucaipa City Council since 2004 and is a former Yucaipa city mayor. She currently holds a council seat in district four.