2023-2024 ETR Principal Announced

Hello, ETR Community.

It is with great enthusiasm that I will continue to be a part of the ETR community as the Principal for 2023-2024 school year. During my 18+ years in education, I have served as the Assistant Principal at both Springfield High School and E.T. Richardson Middle School, as the Principal of the Springfield Virtual Academy, and as a Guidance Counselor and Behavior Specialist.

Working with people has been a lifelong passion for me, particularly creating relationships and fostering conditions to guide others to realize their potential. I received a Bachelor of Science from Mansfield University in Criminal Justice Administration. I continued my education at Wilmington University, receiving a Masters in Education and a Principal Certification. Over the years, my excitement and interest in helping young people be successful has only grown. 

I will work tirelessly each day to help each child feel a sense of belonging and safety and have the chance to explore all the wonderful opportunities ETR offers. I live in Media with my wife, daughter, and granddaughter, in whom I hope to instill the same love of learning, dedication, and kindness that I will bring to the students, teachers, staff, and ETR community each day. I look forward to meeting our ETR families at the ETR Meet and Greet in May.

Walter Hartshorn