Mr. Mahdi Lotfi is a native of Sterling, VA and an alum of Potomac Falls High School. After high school he attended Montgomery College and later transferred to The Ohio State University. Go Bucks! At Ohio State, Mr. Lotfi earned a Bachelor in Music Education (B.M.E.) focused on Wind Band Instrumental Music Instruction.
During his time at Ohio State, Mr. Lotfi studied Classical Alto Saxophone with Professor James Hill and Dr. Michael Rene Torres. He also studied secondary oboe and performed euphonium in Ohio State's pep band and percussion in University Band. Mr. Lotfi served as Vice President of Ohio State's chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
Mr. Lotfi began his teaching career at Shelby City Schools in Shelby, OH serving as Director of Instrumental Music. He worked with grades 5-12. During his time there his students regularly placed at the district and regional levels and earned Superior Ratings at Solo and Ensemble. His ensembles regularly qualified for state level assessments. In his first year he took the marching band to Disney World in Orlando, FL where the band marched down main street and later attended a sightreading workshop. Mr. Lotfi was a district sight chair hosting district contest at Shelby High School. Mr. Lotfi worked at Shelby City School for three years.
Mr. Lotfi currently resides in Herndon, VA and could not be more excited to be working at Potomac Falls. Go Panthers!