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Our congratulations to Mrs. LaSandra Hayes, Bishop McNamara Assistant Principal and Dean of Students, who will be inducted into Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education) at Loyola University Maryland on February 12, 2017. Membership in this prestigious society is awarded to only the top 20 percent of professionals in the field of education.
Kappa Delta Pi is a recognition and professional-development organization of 45,000 members belonging to 550 chapters located in each of the United States and in more than 90 countries. Its programs, publications, and activities help members become leaders in both their schools and professions. This is the only all-disciplinary honor society for educators that provides support throughout the member's career in education.
Mrs. Hayes holds a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Nyack College (Nyack, NY) and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Bennett College for Women (Greensboro, NC. She also holds a professional educator certification in Educational Leadership (Admin I).
In addition to her work as Assistant Principal/Dean of Students, she is the Director of the Project PRIDE Program, the BMHS admissions inclusion program to assist our at risk students. This program's goal is to instill in each student a drive and a determination to overcome any obstacle or happenstance that would deter him or her from being the absolute best student they can be at Bishop McNamara High School.
Accolades include the 2008 New Teacher of the Year Award from the High School Principals Association and the Archdiocese of Washington and the 2009 winner of The Gazette Teacher of the Year Award for high school teachers in Prince George's County, Maryland.
On a personal note, Mrs. Hayes states her greatest accomplishment is being the mother of two daughters; both graduates of Bishop McNamara High School, Class of 2003 and Class of 2004, as well as being the proud Nana of three granddaughters. As a motivational speaker, author and lecturer, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, she continues to pursue her passion as an educator and to mentor young people.
The Bishop McNamara community heartily applauds Mrs. Hayes, her accomplishments, and her well deserved honor.