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Hoffritz Named New KDM Principal

At its Mar. 15 meeting, the Great Valley School Board approved the appointment of Marshall E. Hoffritz as principal of K.D. Markley Elementary School. Hoffritz will replace current principal Victoria Morris when she retires in Aug. 2021.

Hoffritz, who is a Great Valley graduate, currently serves as assistant principal at Great Valley Middle School, a position he’s held since 2018. He is also a member of the Great Valley School District Council for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), and a member of the CDI subcommittee focused on curriculum. He first joined Great Valley as an administrator in 2007 as assistant principal at Great Valley High School. During his tenure, he also served as supervisor of teaching and learning from 2015-2018. His work experience includes a focus on the professional development of teachers; using data to provide targeted support to students; supporting inclusion, remediation, and enrichment opportunities for students; and improving school climate.

“I am dedicated to helping all students reach their potential,” said Hoffritz. “At the elementary level, we build a strong foundation by engaging students in their own learning and encouraging them to take risks as part of a growth mindset. This academic challenge must also be accompanied by a focus on students’ social/emotional growth. I look forward to working collaboratively with the excellent staff at K.D. Markley to ensure that our students and their families feel a strong sense of belonging in our school. Together, we will continue to deliver the highest quality of education in a safe and supporting learning environment that celebrates the diversity of our community. I am excited to be part of the KDM family.”

“We look forward to having Dr. Hoffritz serve as principal at K.D. Markley Elementary School,” said Superintendent Daniel Goffredo. “Dr. Hoffritz is an experienced leader who is focused on ensuring that our practices are equitable in meeting the needs of a diverse community. His ability to build relationships, as well as his focus on the individual needs of students, will allow him to make positive contributions to the school community. Additionally, his experience in planning and delivering professional development will help us to continue to ensure that our teachers and staff members are best prepared to meet the needs of all learners.”

Hoffritz earned his undergraduate degree from Penn State University. His master’s degree in educational administration is from the State University of New York at Brockport, and his doctorate in educational administration is from Immaculata University. Prior to his work in Great Valley, Hoffritz worked as an assistant principal in the Rush-Henrietta Central School District in New York. He began his career as a special education teacher, first in Maryland and then in New York state.