HES Principal Julia BurtonĀ is leaving HES to take a position as principal that is closer to her home in Hello my name isVirginia. Acting Principal Teresa Bey has been appointed as the new leader for HES.

All parents are invited to a meet and greet with Principal Bey at HES on August 11, 6:30-7:30. Bring your students to say hello! The PTA will be providing light refreshments.

Ms. Burton had these words to share with HES parents:

It has been a privilege to be your children’s principal for the last four years. HES is a wonderful school and I have been very proud to be associated with PGCPS, HES students, families, staff and the Hyattsville community. It is a special, special place.

I have accepted a position as a principal that is very close to my home. The decision to leave HES was extremely difficult.

I am confident that the new leader for HES, Teresa Bey, also has a great passion for learning. The transition will be an easy one for you. Promise.

I am simply delighted for HES and for Mrs. Bey. It is a truly perfect match. When I think about the leadership profile that you created during the search time between Mrs. Washburn and my appointment, I see that Mrs. Bey has the very characteristics that you outlined more than four years ago.

I will always treasure HES. I hope to see you at the Zombie Run!