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Administration

Administration

Mr. Matthew Wolfe, Principal
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It is with great excitement that I introduce myself as the new principal of Joe Walker Elementary School.  I am elated to join a team of highly qualified and dedicated teachers, staff, students, and parents.  The dedication to excellence here at Joe Walker is very evident and one that I am honored to have the opportunity to join.

One of the most important aspects of my work here at Joe Walker is establishing strong relationships with students, teachers, and families.  My passion has been and always will be educating students.  With that in mind, you can expect that I will work diligently with everyone within the Joe Walker community to ensure the success of every student. 

Professionally, I possess 18 years of experience in education. My inspiration for a career in education was developed as a Course Director at the Colorado Outward Bound School.  I witnessed positive transformation of students on each course as we explored the backcountry in Utah and Colorado. I then decided to pursue my first Master of Education degree in Elementary Education at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. I was an elementary classroom teacher in a variety of different school settings in Virginia, Colorado, and eventually returning to my home state of Pennsylvania. After teaching for 13 years, I decided to become an administrator based on my strong desire to positively impact an entire school community.  I pursued my second Master of Education degree in School Administration at California University of Pennsylvania while continuing to teach in the classroom. I eventually accepted a position working at a non-profit education firm whose innovative solutions address nationwide obstacles to support the next generation of thinkers and creators.  I then accepted the Assistant Principal position at Claysville Elementary and feel blessed to be a part of the McGuffey School District for the last three years.  I am thrilled to bring my skills as an educational leader to Joe Walker Elementary. 

Please know that my door is always open, and I am excited about meeting you.  I'm proud to be a part of such a great community and look forward to us working with you! 

Respectfully, 
Matthew Wolfe 
Principal 
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