• Principal SmithPrincipal Smith

    A Community Dedicated to the Success of All Learners


    Dear Hutchison Farm Elementary Community,

    It is with great pleasure that I serve the students, staff, and community as the principal of Hutchison Farm Elementary (HFES). My tenure at HFES began in 2010, and since then, I have been privileged to watch many of our families have multiple children attend our school throughout the years. Personally, watching our students begin kindergarten here on the first day of school and then years later watching the same students graduate from high school, has truly been a joy!!

    My career in education began within Loudoun County Public Schools in 1995. I was a third-grade teacher at both Ashburn and Lowes Island Elementary for a total of six years. In 2001, I was an Assistant Principal at Algonkian Elementary and in January 2005, I was appointed as the principal. In 2010, I transitioned to HFES as Principal.

    I attended George Mason University where I received both a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Later, I extended my education through Shenandoah University where I received a master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

    At Hutchison Farm Elementary, we are dedicated to the success of all learners. This includes students and staff alike. We are committed to a growth mindset, a belief in developing our abilities as educators and empowering our students to believe in themselves. We are committed to the establishment of a nurturing and safe environment in which students' individuality and self-worth are valued and where all students and staff are treated with respect.

    Students are encouraged and supported to reach their full potential through effective academic instruction and social problem-solving skills. Students will be equipped with the tools necessary to achieve success in our ever-changing society and will be empowered to make meaningful contributions to the world.

    The partnership between home and school benefits our students in all aspects of their education. I encourage you to be an active participant of Hutchison Farm Elementary, either through participation in our PTA or volunteering in your child’s classroom. We want to engage our HFES families in the work that our students are doing in the classroom.

    Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    I look forward to a school year full of observable academic, developmental, and social growth in all our students.



    Heidi E. Smith, Principal

Last Modified on April 19, 2023