Mr. William Hortz

Mr. Hortz holds a bachelor's degree in history from Monmouth University and a master's degree in administration and supervision from the University of Virginia. For the past ten years, Mr. Hortz served in an administrative capacity at Colonial Heights Middle School (CHMS), first as their assistant principal from 2009–2010, before taking the reins as principal for the past nine years. During his tenure at CHMS, Mr. Hortz led the Colonials to 10 consecutive years of full accreditation; implemented a 1:1 Chromebook initiative; planned and supervised renovations of their gym, auditorium, and cafeteria; implemented a character education program; and evaluated approximately 85 total employees.

Prior to transitioning to an administrator, Mr. Hortz was a history teacher at Vernon Johns Middle School in Petersburg for two years before moving to CHMS as a history teacher from 2005–2009. During his time as teacher at CHMS, Mr. Hortz was named the 2008 CHMS Teacher of the Year and the 2009 Colonial Heights Public Schools Division Technology Teacher of the Year.

Mr. Hortz holds a postgraduate professional license in social studies and administration and supervision, pre-k–12 and is married to Marcie Hortz, a Lee-Davis and Virginia Tech graduate, and is a father of one son, Jaxson, who attends Pole Green Elementary School.

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