Phone: 1-571-434-3260


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Deborah Hayward

I am pleased to return to Horizon as a member of our Resource staff!  I received my Bachelor's Degree in Education from Southwest Texas State University where I majored in Special Education and received a minor in Physical Education. My Masters Degree in Special Education is from Prairie View A&M University.  I started my teaching career in Converse, Texas at Judson High School as a Resource Teacher and then worked in Columbus, Texas for the majority of my career. Upon moving to Virginia, I worked three years for Winchester City Public Schools at the Rhodes Center, an alternative school, with students in grades 7-12.   The 2023-2024 school year marks my 3rd year at Horizon Elementary and my 39th year of working in public education.  

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family (including my four wonderful grandchildren), enjoying the great outdoors, and relaxing. I am looking forward to working with the students, their families, and the staff at Horizon Elementary again this year.