Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!
We are about to begin a great school year filled with hope, vision and excitement. I am delighted to be a part of the St. Mary’s School of Landover Hills School and parish community. A Catholic school education provides our young people with the tools necessary in becoming socially, morally and spiritually equipped to succeed in an ever evolving 21st century world. I know this to be true. I am the product of a Catholic school education; having attended Catholic school from the 1st to the 12th grade. As an advocate of Catholic school education, I believe we have a moral, social and financial obligation to ensure Catholic schools are available as a school choice. We, the gatekeepers of these fine institutions of learning, must safeguard Catholic schools to be accessible and affordable for all.
As Interim Principal, I will work passionately to guarantee all girls and boys at St. Mary’s School of Landover Hills receive a Catholic school education that is accessible and affordable; so, our world will benefit from their God given gifts and talents. I am passionate about working with young people; especially our younger students because these are some of the most formidable years in a young person’s life. The decisions they make during these years can bear significant consequences or open doors of incredible opportunity. It takes a village to raise a child and I am so grateful for the opportunity, as an educator and school leader, to be a part of your child’s village experience.
I look forward to a very positive and productive year and extend a special, yearlong invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible. I want and value your involvement and support in your child’s education!
LaSandra M. Hayes