Welcome to K.D. Markley Elementary School!

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    Dear K.D. Markley Families and Friends,

    It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new principal of K.D. Markley Elementary School!  Before the last school year concluded, I had the chance to visit classrooms, talk to teachers, and meet students. I have appreciated the warm welcome and look forward to the many relationships we will build in the coming year.

    I come to KDM with 13 years of experience in the Great Valley School District. My tenure includes various leadership roles, including assistant principal at both the high school and middle school, as well as secondary supervisor for teaching and learning. Prior to my administrative experiences, I was a special education teacher for over 10 years. I am excited to bring my skills and experience to K.D. Markley where I will work with you and the talented KDM staff to ensure the best experience for students.

    My reference to the “Great Valley Family” reflects my commitment to creating a welcoming and engaging learning environment for all students. I am dedicated to meeting students’ academic needs, as well as understanding their social/emotional needs and development.  The home/school/community relationship is a critical part of every child’s success. Our collaborative efforts and communication ensure that every child is equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to reach their goals.  You will often find me in the halls, classrooms, and on the playing fields in my work to be visible and involved. I look forward to your involvement at KDM as well.  

    My roots to K.D. Markley and Great Valley are deep. I am a proud alumnus of Great Valley and attended KDM. My wife, Tamara, and I have two children who are now young adults. Seth is entering his junior year of college.  Julia graduated from Great Valley High School this past spring and will be heading off to college this fall. 

    During the next few months, I look forward to meeting with students, parents, teachers, and staff. I am confident that our work together will help us to best serve each student. I cannot wait to welcome our school community back in August!  I welcome you to always share your concerns, and to also share the experiences that make you proud.  

    Sincerely, 

    Marshall Hoffritz, Ed.D.