Principal's Message

My name is Maureen Zavadel and it is my pleasure to welcome you and your child to Hereford Elementary School! As the Principal of this school, it is my goal to provide our earliest learners with the highest quality foundation on their educational journey. Together as partners in education, it is essential to keep our lines of communication open in order to achieve this goal.   I look forward to working together with you and your child during your years at Hereford Elementary School. 


Maureen Zavadel


Phone: 215-679-4151 x3461


Mrs. Maureen Zavadel has been actively involved in public education for the past 18 years. She obtained a dual Bachelor of Science degree in special education and elementary education from Kutztown University. She later pursued her Master’s degree in elementary education from Cedar Crest College and her K-12 principal certification from Lehigh University.  

Mrs. Zavadel was a special education teacher for 12 years at Hereford Elementary School in the Upper Perkiomen School District. She then became Hereford Elementary School’s first assistant principal in 2015 and was named the building principal in 2017. During her tenure in the Upper Perkiomen School District,  she helped lead the district’s Schoolwide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports framework, as well as many other district and building level initiatives. Mrs. Zavadel believes that all children can achieve and that they require an individualized learning experience to reach their fullest potential. She is committed to creating and maintaining a positive learning environment for all students, staff and parents.  Mrs. Zavadel feels that collaboration and communication between home and school is critical for student success. She is highly engaged and visible at school/community events and seeks opportunities to foster these relationships between home, school and the surrounding community in her role as the building leader.