Dear Sully Community,
My name is Mark Hayden and I am the Assistant Principal of Sully Elementary School. It is both an honor and privilege to be a member of the team of students, parents, faculty, and staff that collectively form the Sully Learning Community. Sully provides students with a dynamic learning experience, and I look forward to contributing to the combined efforts of the other members of Sully’s team to continue making learning fun and effective.
I am coming to Sully Elementary School and Loudoun County Public Schools from Alexandria City Public Schools, where I spent three spectacular years as an Associate Principal at Francis C. Hammond Middle School. Before becoming an administrator, I enjoyed working with students and other members of the learning community for six years as an English Teacher at Grace E. Metz Middle School in Manassas City Public Schools. This is my tenth year in Public Education, and I am excited about working with such an amazing group of students, parents, teachers, and staff!
Before joining Public Education, I honorably served four years as a United States Marine in Quantico Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA. In the Marine Corps, I worked to develop the leadership capacity of students through volunteering to be an instructor at the annual JROTC Leadership Camp in Baltimore, MD.
All of my professional education is from George Mason University, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master of Education in Education Leadership. I enjoyed my learning experiences at George Mason, and have plans on continuing my education by enrolling in a doctoral program in Education Leadership sometime within the next few years.
As I have discovered, education is a key that opens many doors to both opportunity and success. It is with joy and enthusiasm that I work with the other members of Sully’s Learning Community to ensure that each and every student receives this key to unlock their own doors to success. I am glad to be a part of the amazing community here at Sully, and look forward to working with you throughout the year!
Mark Hayden, M.Ed.
Sully Elementary School