Mr. Hargett
Mr. Allen Hargett, Principal

Let me take this opportunity to welcome you to Hayden High School.  On March 31, 2003 the students, teachers and staff of Hayden High School made the long-awaited move from a campus filled with trailers and a building that had been occupied since 1937 into a brand new state of the art facility.  We are very proud of our school and the faculty and staff that enable it to function.  Our students are among the state’s brightest and our test scores and graduation rate attest to that fact.  We want to provide the highest quality education and services possible to all parties involved in the educational process.  We strive diligently to provide programs that meet the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of all students.  It is our earnest desire to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all students and enhance both our school and community at large.  Hayden High School and its surrounding community are rich in tradition and expect the highest standards from its students and staff.  We want to produce young people who are responsible, productive, successful, and caring.  With a friendly, innovative, and enthusiastic climate, Hayden High School educates its students and prepares them to become a part of an informed, advancing society.

My wife Lisa, our four children (Audra, Owen, Jared, and Lee) and I are very proud to be a part of this Hayden High School family.  Lisa teaches fourth grade at Hayden Elementary School.  Audra is a 2006 graduate of Hayden High School,  a 2010 graduate of Auburn University, and just received her PhD from UAB. Owen is a 2009 graduate of Hayden High School, a graduate of Jacksonville State University and is currently pursuing a CRNA Doctorate.  Jared and Lee are 2012 graduates of Hayden High School. Jared is also a  graduate of Jacksonville State University with a degree in nursing and is currently  pursuing a CRNA Doctorate at Samford University.  Lee is a 2017 graduate of UAB with a degree in civil engineering. We love this school and will work hard to make it a great place for your children to grow and learn.

Ms. McGee
Mrs. Brandi Smith, Assistant Principal

I am happy and honored to serve as the Assistant Principal of Hayden High School. I am eager and deeply committed to making a positive impact on the lives of our students and am looking forward to making this an outstanding school year.

My husband Zac, and I are very excited to be a part of the Hayden community! In our free time we enjoy hunting, fishing and everything outdoors! 

I am a graduate of the University of West Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I received a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Alabama in 2016. Prior to joining Hayden High School in 2018, I most recently served as a Math and Science teacher at Hillcrest Middle School. 

I am committed to establishing and maintaining relationships with faculty, staff, parents, and community stakeholders in order to build a foundation that will enable all students to obtain academic success. Further, I aim to empower each student to become productive citizens and lifelong learners. If, over the course of my career, I am able to touch the life of one child, then at least I would know that I have done some good for the world at large.

If ever I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns! 

Mr. Smith
Mr. Brannon Smith, Assistant Principal

I am beginning my 4th year at Hayden High School and 19th year in education in the 2019-20 school year. 
Hayden High is an outstanding school with a wonderful staff of educators who love educating children.  I am married to Joy Smith and we have two awesome children together - Derrick 12 and Natalie 9.  When I am away from work I enjoy spending time with my family on the farm, taking care of our cattle, and riding my off road vehicle.  I have truly been blessed in my life to have a loving family and to work in an environment of professionals who love what they do.

Educational Background:

Bachelors degree in Physical Education from the University of Alabama in 2001.

Masters degree in instructional leadership from Jacksonville State University in 2003.

Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S)  in instructional leadership from Jacksonville State University in 2005.

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