Mary Hofstra

Reading Specialist

Education: Towson State University-B.A in Art Education and Masters in Reading, UVA- Grad courses

Certifications/Licensures: Virginia Certification as a Reading Specialist K-12

Years of Teaching Experience: 30

Years Teaching at Powhatan: 25


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 enjoyed working with and enlightening every single student that has walked through her doors. In 2013, she recieved the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education Orton Gillingham training


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