Emily Green Hayden
Candidate for Board of Education

For the long-term success of our students, we proudly nominate for

Board of Education

Emily Green Hayden

  • Emily is an early childhood specialist and trained Montessori teacher.

  • Born and raised in Woodstock, she graduated from Woodstock Academy in 1998.

  • She went on to earn a B.A. in Anthropology from Franklin and Marshall College and an M.Div from Emory University.

  • After working for several outreach organizations, Emily pursued teacher training at the Montessori Institute of Atlanta and founded a non-profit preschool in the heart of the city. She served as its director for seven years.

  • Emily and her husband, Harley (also a graduate of Woodstock Academy), recently returned to Woodstock after living in Atlanta for nearly 20 years. Emily is proud of her roots and eager to serve the community. Emily's passion for education is directly linked to her parents' influence. Emily's father, Peter Green, served as a guidance counselor at Woodstock Academy for 35 years and her mother, Nancy, worked as a tutor at The Rectory School for 18 years.

  • Some of Emily's favorite memories of growing up in Woodstock include marching with her Little League team in the Memorial Day parade, attending Quasset School in 3rd grade, participating in relay races at the East Woodstock 4th of July Jamboree, and riding the Gravitron at the Woodstock Fair.

  • Emily's son and daughter now attend Woodstock Elementary School, and she wants to use her skills and experience to advance the district's goals.

  • In her spare time, Emily enjoys hiking, sports, reading, and chasing after her five nephews.