Name: Scott Hangey
Role: Assistant Principal
School: J.P. Ryon Elementary School
District: Charles County Public Schools
“As a college student, I heard a minister state: ‘You need to know your congregation so that you can create the message in a manner that they will understand.’ I have carried this quote with me and utilized the truth within it for my educational career. Social Emotional Learning is a natural extension of my beliefs and my experiences with students in urban and suburban school districts. This learning starts with the bedrock of relationships, seek first to understand. By understanding our scholars, staff, and school community we have a basis on which to understand the origins and management of emotions, to hold meaningful conversations, and make responsible decisions, in order to set and attain personal, professional and community goals.”
Scott Hangey is entering his forty-third year as an educator. He is one of the two vice principals at J.P. Ryon Elementary School in Waldorf, Maryland.