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Pine Mountain Overlook, FDR State Park                              Callaway Cathedral, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA


Cindy Hayton 

Phone: 480-472-7444

Dear Hale Heroes,

     I'm most proud to be the principal at Hale, where our students, families and staff are the best!  I always have had a true passion for education and children!  Prior to my years at Hale, I was an administrator at the elementary and junior high levels in Georgia and in Virginia for a total of eight years.  Before that, I taught students in grades ranging from Pre-K to 4th grade.  

Although I was born in Michigan, I grew up in Georgia on the Georgia/Alabama border in an area just south west of Atlanta.  Pine Mountain is a rural area located at the Southern most tip of the Appalachian Mountain Chain.  I spent many days hiking the mountain trails and enjoying the beauty of the natural surroundings in Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park.  Since relocating to Arizona, I find the climate and outdoor opportunities here suit me well.  I prefer the sun and dry heat to Georgia's humidity but will always hold dear my Southern roots.  My husband, Robert and I enjoy hiking together.  One of our favorite places to explore is Valley of Fire State Park.  


I am privileged to be the principal of Hale Elementary School. As professional educators, we know your child’s success is based upon strong instructional practices in the classroom and a strong partnership with parents reinforcing and encouraging academic achievement. Thank you for your commitment and your involvement.  We truly have the best staff and community at Hale!  We are Heroes!


Cindy Hayton