Hastings-Hauf sets focus on connection
by: Aleena Khan, Mack Leach and Riley Suszkiw
Some may know her as Shawn, others as Mrs. Hastings-Hauf. To all, she is Glenelg’s newest principal.
While Hastings-Hauf brings a wealth of experience to the position, she hopes it is her excitement that resonates and connects most with students and staff.
“I feel so fortunate and excited to be here,” Hastings-Hauf said. “I’m excited to have found a school that matches my energy level and commitment both to academics and social connections.”
Hastings-Hauf said part of her energy as an educator and educational leader comes from connecting with others. “I hope to create a shared vision for students, staff and community,” she said. “Within that vision I hope that each stakeholder finds their ‘place’ here … and how important each and every one of our connections are to empower ourselves and to utilize and build upon them to be the best Glenelg we can be.”
Hastings-Hauf joins the Glenelg community after serving as assistant principal at Marriotts Ridge High School, Howard High School, Long Reach High School and Centennial High School. The transition to principal comes with its challenges, but Hastings-Hauf said the experience so far has been rewarding.
“I was most impacted early on at ninth grade and new student orientation,” she said. “It was so moving to see not only our new students eagerly entering their school building for the first time, but the upperclassman and staff who did a phenomenal job welcoming and supporting them both then and now. I felt that I was surrounded by good people and a promising future, and that is the best feeling you can have!”
In addition to her professional roles, Hastings-Hauf has two children, 13 and 10, who play on basketball, soccer and lacrosse travel teams. Hastings-Hauf said she loves the Ravens and all University of Maryland sports teams. Hastings-Hauf also said she enjoys traveling, especially to Bermuda, and to Saint Michaels, Md., where she reads on the beach. Her favorite books are The Great Gatsby and novels by Liane Moriarty and Elin Hilderbrand.
suber's long journey brings her to glenelg
Mrs. Sandra Suber came all the way from Kingston, Jamaica to eventually become Glenelg's newest assistant principal.
Born in Jamaica, Suber moved to Baltimore County when she was six, and has spent her time in Maryland ever since.
Suber has been in education for around 26 years. Her inspiration to go into education, specifically student counseling, started when she was enrolled in the child care program at Western High School in Baltimore. After finishing high school, she enrolled at Towson University where she completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, majoring in psychology and counseling.
Following positions at _________, Suber said she is more than thrilled to land at Glenelg.
"I am very excited to be at Glenelg because the population and the dynamic is so pleasant," she said. “My favorite thing is in the morning when I’m greeting the kids, all the parents wave. It's just a great way to start the day!"
Suber said she is hoping to bring many of her skills to the Glenelg community and is looking forward to getting to know all of the students.
Even though she doesn’t watch many sports outside of Glenelg’s, she watches many action movies to match the thrill. Like many students, Suber finds much joy in watching Marvel movies in her free time.
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