Melanie Hofstrom picked a place on the map in 2004 and moved from Central Pennsylvania to Charleston in order to escape the cold and pursue her dream of educating children. She started teaching at Westview Primary as a Special Education teacher. Over the next eleven years she taught first and second grade and helped design and teach a 2nd and 3rd grade co-taught inclusion class at Westview. In 2012, Mrs. Hofstrom received her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from The Citadel. She is thrilled to be one of the Assistant Principals at Westview Primary School.
Mr. and Mrs. Hofstrom have two little boys who keep them going morning, noon and night. Sam is an active 2 year old who loves to play outside and takes his job as big brother very seriously. Charlie is a happy 8 month old who is always smiling, playing and laughing with his brother.
On the weekends, Mrs. Hofstrom and her family can be found riding bikes around downtown or collecting seashells at Folly Beach. They love to cook healthy meals together and travel in their VW bus when they get the chance.
Westview Primary has become Mrs. Hofstrom’s home away from home. The students, staff and community have become her South Carolina family.