2015-10-14 / Features

Candidate Brings New Vision for Marple Newtown School Director

By Catherine Tsounis


It has never been about “how much money do you make?” for me. But rather, “what are you doing for your community?”, explained Ms. Stavroula Kotrotsios. She is running for the office of Marple Newtown School Director position in Pennsylvania on November 3, 2015.  

“My family has something that cannot be measured by material means: the tremendous impact we have on people’s lives,” she said. One of the ways I have directly contributed to this cause is by using my position in the community and my ties to the Hermes Expo to organize and lead the effort to host the first “Youth Mentorship Fair,” providing a crossroads of interaction and development for students and young professionals of many national backgrounds looking to enhance prospects for their careers and community involvement.  Empowering the youth of such immigrant communities, or those who do not yet have access to mainstream American institutions or professional guidance is but one step in proactive citizenship and community leadership necessary to assist all immigrant communities.”

Ms. Kotrotsios received the endorsement from the Marple Republicans and cross-filed where she was slated on both the Democratic and Republican ballots in the May Primary Election.  Kotrotsios won on both ballots in the Primary, and is appearing as a candidate on both the Democratic and Republican ballots in the fall. Her running mates, Nick Reynolds, Matt Bilker, Matt Catania, and Leonard Altieri won the Primary Election on both the Democratic and Republican tickets and are endorsed by the Marple Republican Party and the Newtown Republican Party.

“I am very passionate about education,” she said. “It is my goal to shape and advance the future of young students, as a graduate of the Marple Newtown Senior High School and Paxon Hollow Middle School. The foundations I learned at Marple Newtown Senior High School guide me through my education and professional development.  It is my objective to ensure the development of our community’s next generation. Education is an aspect of society very close to my heart.”

Kotrotsios was born and raised in Delaware County, where she currently serves as an Assistant District Attorney. She was graduated from Villanova University with Cum Laude honors. During her time as an undergraduate she also attended the University of Oxford as a visiting scholar. Kotrotsios received her J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2014. She serves as an Assistant District Attorney in the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office.   Kotrotsios is an active member of St. Luke’s Greek Orthodox Church in Broomall, PA. Kotrotsios is dedicated to public service. She looks forward to the future with optimism.  

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