Hillsboro’s Hogwarts: Teacher adds magic to his classroom

Kyle Hubler went all-out to turn his special education classroom into a real-life Hogwarts

Evergreen middle school teacher Kyle Hubler redesigned his entire classroom to look like Hogwarts from Harry Potter. (Courtesy of Kyle Hubler)
Evergreen middle school teacher Kyle Hubler redesigned his entire classroom to look like Hogwarts from Harry Potter. (Courtesy of Kyle Hubler)

HILLSBORO, Ore. (KOIN) — For this school year, Evergreen Middle School teacher Kyle Hubler wanted to go way over the top.

Evergreen middle school teacher Kyle Hubler redesigned his entire classroom to look like Hogwarts from Harry Potter. (Courtesy of Kyle Hubler)
Evergreen middle school teacher Kyle Hubler redesigned his entire classroom to look like Hogwarts from Harry Potter. (Courtesy of Kyle Hubler)

So, in order to accomplish his goal, Hubler used a little imagination and a little magic to bring the wizarding world to his classroom. Hubler turned his special education class into a real-life Hogwarts, the likes of which even Harry Potter would approve of.

“I’ve been collecting this stuff since I was in middle school,” Hubler said. “Most of it came from my garage.”

Hubler, the headmaster of this class, didn’t cut any corners when it came to building his Hogwarts: keys dangle from the ceiling, the whiteboard was replaced with a chalkboard and Harry Potter collector items. Hubler even created a spreadsheet and algorithm to accurately sort — using the sorting hat — students into the right houses.

Hubler thinks the classroom design is a good teaching tool to possess.

“It really keeps their attention,” he said.

But it also accomplishes so much more for Hubler and his students.

“Once they understand that I care about them, then they can actually start to care about what I’m going to teach them,” Hubler said. “That’s really fulfilling to me.”