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Principal's Corner


Dr. Jason Hadden


Hello Harrand Creek Community,

 I would like to take a moment and tell you a little about myself and my educational background and goal as the Principal at Harrand Creek Elementary School.

My name is Jason Hadden and I am proud to be your principal for Harrand Creek Elementary School. I am from Enterprise, Alabama and married to the former Gail Warren of Enterprise. We have two sons, Justin and Hunter, and two daughters-in-law, Kathryn Gilley Hadden and Haley Mynatt Hadden of Enterprise. I am a 1989 graduate of Enterprise High School and come to Harrand Creek with multiple post-secondary degrees. I have undergraduate degrees in Poultry Science from Auburn University, Special Education from the University of Georgia, a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Troy University, an Educational Specialist Degree in Elementary and Secondary Educational Leadership and a Ph.D. in Elementary and Secondary Educational Leadership from Auburn University.

My educational philosophy is grounded in our sincere desire to create a safe culture of intellectual curiosity within the intrepid journey of doing what is best for our students, teachers, and our Harrand Creek Community. With all the experiences that I have grown through in education, I have discovered that the best way to create student engagement and genuine ownership of learning is to create a safe learning environment in the context of the physical, social, and emotional learning process for our learners. In order to obtain that environment our students have to be comfortable in the valuable learning process of failure. If we as teachers have created the right environment for our students, failure is embraced as the opportunity that will guide us through the rigor, relevancy, and relational dynamics of becoming successful in our academic endeavors.

We look forward to partnering with our Harrand Creek community as we strive to provide a safe, child-centered environment that fosters self-esteem, self-discipline, and establishes skills for maximum achievement as students and citizens.

I am truly honored to be your principal and look forward to the opportunities for success as we move forward and open our school for the 2022-2023 school year.

-Dr. Jason Hadden