Ms. Susan Mullen (Ward)

Phone: 571-252-2870

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance Master of Arts in Educational Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education in Leadership Certified in Elementary Education PreK-6 and Administration and Supervision PreK-12

Ms. Susan Mullen (Ward)

Welcome Tolbert students, families and friends,

 

I am delighted to be serving as your principal for the 2017-2018 school year.  Although this is only my second year as the principal of Tolbert, I have been part of the Tolbert community since the school opened in 2001.  Over that period, I have been a parent and PTA board member, an instructional assistant, a third grade teacher, an administrative intern (dean), the assistant principal and now the principal. All three of my daughters attended Tolbert and I lived in the Potomac Station community for 16 years. As you can imagine, I am extremely committed to our students, school, community, mission and core beliefs:

 

Our Mission:

Empowering all students to be productive and respectful global thinkers, contributors and citizens

 

Our Core Beliefs:

  • An inclusive, safe, caring and challenging learning environment serves as the foundation for student growth
  • Strong partnerships with families and our community enhance our excellence
  • High quality, responsive, personalized instruction promotes student motivation and growth
  • A culture of continuous improvement drives the fulfillment of our mission

I am originally from Dana Point California, but came to the east coast to complete my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the George Washington University.  Subsequently I moved back to San Diego and earned a Master’s Degree in Education, with a focus on curriculum and instruction. After transitioning back to the east coast, my family settled in Leesburg.  While here, I earned a Master of Education Degree in Education Leadership from George Mason University.

 

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my daughters, biking, traveling, reading, hiking, spending time outdoors, going to the movies and eating out (paticularly Mexican food). I also enjoy watching sports, especially the Redskins, Capitals and Nationals! 

 

I am always happy to meet with parents! 

Last Modified on November 3, 2017