Meet the Principal

Mr. Franze

Todd Franze, Principal of Hampden Elementary

Mr. Franze grew up in the Chautauqua Lake region of New York. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Childhood Education in 2008 from Oswego State University in Oswego, NY. While working on his Masters of Arts in Literacy Education, Mr. Franze started his teaching career as a first grade teacher in Orange County, Virginia. The following year, Mr. Franze would move up to the Washington D.C. area to be a fifth grade teacher at Marumsco Hills Elementary School.

After earning his Masters degree, Mr. Franze sought more leadership opportunities and transferred to the neighboring middle school, Woodbridge Middle School. At Woodbridge Middle, Mr. Franze coached boys’ and girls’ basketball, led the all-boys specialty program, as well as began his Educational Leadership program from George Mason University. In 2016, Mr. Franze earned his principal’s certificate and became the Assistant Principal of Douglas MacArthur Elementary School in Alexandria, VA.

After serving three years as assistant principal, Mr. Franze and his wife sought to be closer to family and find an active community to raise their two sons. The entire Franze family has enjoyed every moment of being a part of the Cumberland Valley and Hampden communities.

In his free time, Mr. Franze enjoys spending quality time with his wife, two sons, and dog. He works to live a balanced life, filled with fun, learning, and time to play basketball and golf.

Mr. Franze


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