Mary Hofstra

Mary Hofstra

Lower School Reading Specialist

Education: Towson State University - Bachelor of Art in Art Education and Masters in Reading; UVA- Grad courses

Certifications/Licensures: Virginia Certification as a Reading Specialist K-12; 2013 certificate of training in an Orton-Gillingham based reading program from the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education; 2015 certificate of training in the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech; 2017 graduate level course in Diagnosing Dyslexia

Years at Powhatan: 26


Mary spent 3 years teaching art in Baltimore City Public Schools and 2 years teaching fourth grade at Loudoun Country Day School in Leesburg, VA before working at Powhatan. She has felt privileged to work with each and every one of her students and to belong to such a dedicated faculty.


Reading, gardening, painting, and cooking

Favorite Quotes

“The best way out is through.” - Robert Frost

“There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.” - Han Suyin