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Mr. Mark Hayden

Assistant Principal

Mr. Hayden, Assistant Principal

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 take pride in contributing to the combined efforts of the other members of Sully’s team to continue making learning fun and effective.

I am beginning my second year with Sully Elementary School and Loudoun County Public Schools, and was previously in 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 eleventh 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 am continuing my education by pursuing doctoral studies in George Mason’s Education Leadership Ph.D. program.

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 the doors of their own potential. I am glad to be a part of the amazing community here at Sully, and look forward to working with you throughout the year!

 

Take care,

Mark Hayden, M.Ed.
Assistant Principal
Sully Elementary School

 

Mr. Hayden's Reading Selections for the 2015-2016 School Year

  • Whatever It Takes: How Professional Learning Communities Respond When Kids Don't Learn (March 2016)

    by Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, Gayle Karhanek Leading and Learning

    A book that discusses the requirement for a new school model/structure to be developed in order to accomplish the modern needs and expectations of learning in the 21st Century.  The authors present the need to address these circumstances through Professoinal Learning Communities, and provides an overview of what a Professional Learning Community consists of, as well as an action plan for Professional Learning Communities to follow in order to maximize their tremendous power and potential for change.

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  • For Love and Profit: The Art of Caring Leadership (Read in February, 2016)

    by James Autrey Leadership

    A book that encourages Leaders to use inspiration and accountability when leading, rather than authority.  Audrey addresses the tendency of business leaders to focus on product rather than people, ignoring the inherent aspects of humanity present within the lives of those whom we influence.  He teachers leaders to value people and make personal connections as a primary way to motivate and inspire, resulting in a higher performing organization.

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  • Leading for Learning: How to Transform Schools into Learning Organizations (Read in January, 2016)

    by Phillip Schlechty Educational Leadership

    An action plan that empowers educational leaders with the knowledge of how to transform schools, often immersed in bureaucracy, into dynamic learning organizations by identifying key aspects of change, including viewing schools as social organizations.

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  • The Speed of Trust (Read in December, 2015)

    by Stephen M.R. Covey Educational Leadership/Personal Development

    A detailed account of the 5 Levels of Trust, including Credibilty.  An account of the transformational power that Trust can have when deliberately developed in the workplace.  

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  • Deliberate Optimism (Read in November, 2015)

    by Debbie silver, Jack Berckemeyer, Judith Baenen Education, Inspiration, Teacher Belief Systems

    Reclaiming the joy in education by taking explicit actions to establish a school culture centered on the development of a realistic, positive, and optimistic learning environment for students and teachers.

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  • Unlimited Power (Read in August, 2015)

    by Tony Robbins Inspirational, Belief Systems

    The new science of personal achievement.  Maximizing the effectiveness of one's interactions with others and creating meaningful opportunities to identify, establish, and accomplish personal goals.

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  • Teach Like a Pirate (Read in July, 2015)

    by Dave Burgess Education and Belief System

    An action plan for designing student work that focusses on creating meaningful learning experiences for students by designing highly engaging work, as well as techniques to maintaining high levels of enthusiasm when delivering such lessons to students.  

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  • Engaging Students (Read in Semptember, 2015)

    by Phillip Schlechty Education and Belief Systems

    The next level of working on the work.  How to develop a school culture that focusses on the development of explicit teaching philosophies about the essentialness of student work designed to enhance student engagement, as well as step by step stratgies for establishing a school culture where such work is the norm.

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  • Working on the Work (Read in October, 2015)

    by Phillip Schlechty Education and Teacher Belief Systems

    An action plan and framework for teachers, principals, and superintendents to develop a school culture centered on developing engaging student work and learning experiences for students.

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