Boyertown Area School District appoints Torchia to new position

The Boyertown Area School District has appointed Marybeth Torchia acting assistant superintendent of operations.

Torchia joined the Boyertown Area School District in July 2015 as the director of secondary special education. She began her career as a special-education teacher in the Reading School District. After four years there, she taught special education in the Antietam School District before becoming the assistant superintendent in that district.

After six years with the Antietam School District, Torchia accepted a position as an elementary-school principal with the Daniel Boone School District.

“I felt that I needed to experience being a building principal in order to work better with them,” Mrs. Torchia says of her decision. “I enjoyed my time as a principal and, looking back, I know that I did many things that I didn’t realize would make memories for my students.”

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Torchia served as the assistant superintendent and spent her final year with the Daniel Boone School District as superintendent.

She attended Kutztown University, where she received her bachelor of science in elementary and special education. She received her master of science in educational leadership with a K-12 principal certification from Wilkes University. She earned her special-education supervisor certificate from Millersville University and her superintendent letter of eligibility from Arcadia University.

“I love being a positive influence for students and families,” Mrs. Torchia says. “Our education system can be difficult to understand. Our role is to help families work through their questions.”

Torchia and her husband, Joe, have two children. She enjoys boating, skiing, watching her daughter play soccer, reading, and watching college football.