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 fourth 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 thirteenth 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 2017-2018 School Year

  • Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools

    by Michael B. Horn and ‎Heather Staker Year Published: 2017

    Blended is the practical field guide for implementing blended learning techniques in K-12 classrooms. A follow-up to the bestseller Disrupting Class by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson, this hands-on guide expands upon the blended learning ideas presented in that book to provide practical implementation guidance for educators seeking to incorporate online learning with traditional classroom time. Readers will find a step-by-step framework upon which to build a more student-centered system, along with essential advice that provides the expertise necessary to build the next generation of K-12 learning environments. Leaders, teachers, and other stakeholders will gain valuable insight into the process of using online learning to the greatest benefit of students, while avoiding missteps and potential pitfalls. (description from Google Books)

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  • Lead Like a Pirate

    by Beth Houf and Shelley Burgess Year Published: 2017

    Pirates are on a constant quest for riches, but PIRATE Leaders seek even greater rewards: amazing schools, engaged students, and empowered educators who know they are making a difference. (description from Google Books)

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  • Kids Deserve It

    by Adam Welcome and Todd Nesloney Year Published: 2016

    In Kids Deserve It!, Todd and Adam encourage you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you're at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place. (Description from Amazon)

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  • The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work

    by Book by Gordon Jon and Jon Gordon Year Published: 2008 Leadership, School Culture

    Negativity in the workplace costs businesses billions of dollars and impacts the morale, productivity and health of individuals and teams. "In The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work, Jon Gordon, a bestselling author, consultant and speaker, shares an enlightening story that demonstrates how you can conquer negativity and inspire others to adopt a positive attitude." (Description from Google Books)

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