Arcadia grad, Philly principal named winner of the Lindback Award for Principal Leadership, $20K for projects

Torrence Rothmiller, who graduated from Arcadia University with a Masters in Secondary Education and Teaching in 2009, has been named a winner of the 2024 Lindback Award for Principal Leadership.

Rothmiller is the principal of Andrew Hamilton Elementary, a district school in West Philadelphia. He was one of seven to receive the award, which is given to top district administrators for their dedication and skill.

The award comes with $20,000 for each winner’s school to support projects of their choosing.

Growing up in Philly helped Rothmiller connect with his students, he told The Inquirer.

“I’ve been around all types of backgrounds. I knew how to identify with them, and it made the job come naturally,” said Rothmiller. “Having that thing, that with-it-ness in the room, I was just able to connect with students.”

Rothmiller’s dreams for Andrew Hamilton include world language and algebra courses.

“My goal is to always provide options to our children,” Rothmiller said. “I want them to be able to choose the high school they want to go to.”

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Photo: Andrew Hamilton