Principal's Corner

Principal's Corner

Principal Andrew Hoffman earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Ohio Wesleyan University and obtained his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Ashland University.

Mr. Hoffman began his career with Lorain City Schools as a third grade teacher. He has also served in the capacity of Response to Intervention (RTI) and Assessment Coordinator in Chicago, where he was responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive, school-wide RTI program. During his time as RTI Coordinator, his school experienced tremendous growth in both reading and math, finishing with over 80% of students achieving their yearly NWEA benchmark. In total, Andrew has been in the field of education for ten years; seven as a classroom teacher and three in the administrative role of RTI and Assessment Coordinator and Dean of Academic Outcomes.
As a building leader with Lorain City Schools, Mr. Hoffman feels as though his journey in education has come full circle, providing him the opportunity to continue to serve the community that provided the foundation for his professional development and cemented his love for education. While serving the students of Lorain, Mr. Hoffman seeks to meet the needs of all students through a high level of collaboration and individualization. He believes that all students are capable of learning and that it is our duty as educators to provide students and families with a comprehensive instructional program that places student learning, growth and well-being at the heart of all decision-making. He looks forward to developing meaningful relationships with the Longfellow school community in pursuit of excellence and opportunity for our students.
On a personal note, Mr. Hoffman is an avid sports fan. He played soccer collegiately and has coached high school athletics for seven years. Mr. Hoffman also enjoys being outside with his wife, two young children and their 100lb Golden Retriever, Moose.

Assistant Principal Margo Fox

Mrs. Fox's strong commitment to urban and adolescent education can be seen through the lessons she brings to life while investing in the development of the teachers and students around her. She has a passion for infusing cultural competence into her classroom and strives for deeper equity. Her energy brings best practices for student learning and for growing teachers. Margo’s career has been committed to advancing our work in urban education and closing the achievement gap.

From student, to teacher, to leader, Margo’s range of experience has helped her ensure all children are receiving an education worthy of their potential.

Margo is originally from Cleveland, but has also taught in Arizona, Lakewood, and here in Lorain. She currently resides in Oberlin, Ohio with her two cats, one dog, and five fish.
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