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Principal's Message

Welcome to H. M. Pearson Elementary School, home of the Pearson Pandas!

I am very excited to begin the 2023-2024 school year with you as the new principal at H. M. Pearson and am looking forward to a fantastic year at Pearson filled with fresh opportunities! I began my career in elementary education in 1978 with a BS in Education from Carson-Newman University. In 1992, I earned my Master’s Degree in supervision and administration from George Mason University. It has been a very rewarding career at schools throughout Prince William and Fauquier County. I consider every year as a new and special experience to work with our young students who represent the future. I enjoy spending as much time as possible in the classrooms and seeing the creativity, enthusiasm, and interactive learning.

Our vision, “We Learn to Make a Difference” encompasses equipping our students with knowledge so they will have the desire to question, create, learn from their mistakes, and discover what excites them. Additionally, building upon character traits such as showing kindness and respect and helping others can make a huge difference. At Pearson, we are committed to providing a positive learning environment while building and enhancing relationships. We want to inspire our H. M. Pearson students to enjoy their educational journey and recognize and achieve their potential in a safe, caring, and respectful environment. Together we will succeed as the family and community partnerships are vital to student success.

The administration, faculty, and staff join with me in anticipating an outstanding year at H. M. Pearson.

Thank you for your support as we learn to make a difference,

Bruce S. McDaniel



Dear HM Pearson Families,

My name is Jamie Edgar and as the proud assistant principal of HM Pearson Elementary and on behalf of our entire HM Pearson team, we are honored to have you. This is going on my 15th year working in Fauquier County Public schools and my 5th year being part of the administration team here at HMP.

We welcome both our returning and new families with open arms and open hearts. Let’s make this a great school year!

Be the One,

Jamie Edgar