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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, meaningful, and effective.

I am beginning my third year with Sully Elementary School and Loudoun County Public Schools, and was previously in Alexandria City Public Schools, where I spent three years as an Associate Principal of Francis C. Hammond Middle School. Before becoming an administrator, I taught Eighth Grade English for six years at Grace E. Metz Middle School in Manassas City Public Schools. This is my twelfth 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. Although I mainly worked with Marines and members of other Armed Services during my time in Active Duty, I had a unique opportunity to work with and develop the leadership capacity of students by volunteering 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 personally discovered, education is a key that opens doors to many opportunities that can lead to happiness 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 is provided with their own key that unlocks the doors of their true 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 2016-2017 School Year

  • Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools

    by Michael Horn & Heather Staker Year Published: 2015 Technology/Learning/Leadership
    Blended is an informational text that chronicles the tremendous impact that blended learning has had on learning communities that have harnessed its potential.  Additionally, it provides an action plan framework that can be applied at multiple settings within a learning organization, from a single classroom to an entire school division, that demonstrates how to transform a traditional learning environment into a blended learning environment.
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