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! 


In peace,

LaSandra M. Hayes

Interim Principal