Mr. Rich Hoffmann, Assistant Principal
I consider myself very fortunate to be in my 9th year of serving the wonderful families in the Patchogue-Medford Community as an Assistant Principal at Patchogue-Medford High School. As a member of a very talented and dedicated administrative team, I wholeheartedly believe that it is our mission to provide every student with a safe and healthy learning environment in which they can all realize their full potential. I take this mission very seriously and assure you that I look at every day that I step into Pat-Med HS as an opportunity to do better than I did the day before, because that is what the students here deserve.
I came into education after successful management career in the electronics and telecommunications industries. I am a 9/11 survivor and will always be conscious of how fortunate I was to walk away from ground zero that fateful day. The biggest lesson that I learned that day was to always strive to make life meaningful. That realization served as the springboard for me to enter the education profession, and I have spent the last 18 years dedicated to helping students find meaning and purpose in their educational experience.
I believe in the power of life-long learning and have proven that by completing three college degrees and two advanced certificates all after being married and having children. I believe in the power of restorative justice and have proven that at PMHS by revamping the Credit Recovery and PASS Programs to assure that each of these provide students with meaningful opportunities to reflect, share, grow emotionally and develop lasting relationships with caring adults. I believe that every student has a voice that deserves to be heard and have proven this by creating the PM SEALs, a peer-leadership group that is dedicated to giving voice to the perceived voiceless at PMHS. Finally, I believe in the power of communication and active listening and strive to prove that every day through positive interactions with students and all other members of the Pat-Med family.
Thank you, Patchogue-Medford Community for allowing me to serve you these many years. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me to let me know how I am doing.