Degrees and Certifications:

Principal Karis Brooks

Hello, Haydon Elementary School Family! 


I am so happy to start my fourth year as the Principal of this wonderful school!


I’ve had the pleasure of serving in public schools for over 24 years and I continue to enjoy working with students, parents, and top-notch educators! I am originally from Newport News, Virginia and I worked for Newport News Public Schools as a Classroom Teacher, Reading Recovery® Teacher, Reading Specialist, Adult Education ABE, GED, and ESL Teacher, and Adult Education Administrator.  I have also worked for the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center as a Staff Trainer, Curriculum Writer, and Conference Presenter.  


I previously served as the Director of K-12 Reading, English Language Arts, & Community Outreach for Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  I also served as the Assistant Principal of Lowes Island Elementary School in Loudoun County Public Schools for five years.


I’ve earned degrees from North Carolina Central University (BA), The College of William & Mary (MA), and The George Washington University (EdS) in Elementary Education, Reading, and Administration and Supervision, respectively. 


My wonderful husband is a Deputy Sheriff for Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.  We live in Ashburn, VA with a beautiful daughter named Kaissel and a Papillon/Shih Tzu dog named Pebbles.


This will be another momentous year of learning at Haydon!  Please do not hesitate to contact me and have a wonderful school year!



Karis Brooks


Haydon Elementary



Degrees and Certifications:

Assistant Principal Heather Stokes

Hello, Haydon Elementary School Family,

I am so honored and happy to start my first year as the Assistant Principal of Haydon Elementary!

I have been serving in public schools for the last 10 years.  I previously served as Dean of Special Education for Fairfax County Public Schools in Fairfax, Virginia.  Throughout my career I have been a general education teacher of Mathematics and a Special Education teacher.  I have a passion for working with all stakeholders: students, staff, parents, and community members.  I am originally from Dallas, Texas and have had the opportunity to work in five different states over the course of my career (Virginia, Texas, California, Nevada, and Washington State). This has allowed me to work with diverse populations and I have loved learning about new cultures.

I have earned degrees from the University of Oklahoma (BA), Stephen F. Austin State University (M.Ed), and an Administration and Supervision certification from the University of Washington.

My amazing husband is an active duty Navy Physician Assistant.  We live in Centreville, VA with two amazing kids, Dwin (13) and Kaylyn (10), as well as our two dogs, Bear and Jammer.  We are avid football fans and can be found watching college football most weekends.  We love hiking, sports, and spending time as a family.

I am extremely excited to be a part of the Haydon family! I am ready for an awesome school year with amazing educators, students, and families!


Hola a las Familias de la Escuela Primaria Haydon,

¡Me siento muy honrada y feliz de comenzar mi primer año como Subdirectora de la Escuela Primaria Haydon! 

He trabajado en las escuelas públicas durante los últimos 10 años. Anteriormente trabajaba como Decana de Educación Especial para las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax en Fairfax, Virginia. A lo largo de mi carrera, he sido maestra de matemáticas de educación general y maestra de educación especial. Mi pasión es trabajar con todas las partes interesadas: estudiantes, personal, padres y miembros de la comunidad. Vengo de Dallas, Texas y he tenido la oportunidad de trabajar en cinco estados diferentes a lo largo de mi carrera (Virginia, Texas, California, Nevada y el estado de Washington). Esto me ha permitido trabajar con poblaciones diversas y me ha encantado aprender sobre nuevas culturas.

Obtuve títulos de la Universidad de Oklahoma (una licenciatura), de la Universidad Estatal Stephen F. Austin (una maestría en educación) y una certificación de Administración y Supervisión de la Universidad de Washington.

Mi esposo maravilloso es un asistente médico de la Marina en servicio activo. Vivimos en Centreville, VA con dos niños increíbles, Dwin (13 años de edad) y Kaylyn (10 años de edad), así como nuestros dos perros, Bear y Jammer. Somos ávidos aficionados del fútbol americano y se nos puede encontrar viendo fútbol americano universitario la mayoría de los fines de semana. Nos encanta el senderismo, los deportes y pasar tiempo con familia.

¡Estoy muy emocionada de ser parte de la familia Haydon! ¡Estoy lista para un año escolar increíble con educadores, estudiantes y familias increíbles!