• Dear Pacesetter Family,

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  I am honored to be a part of your child's education.  This will be my fourth year as Assistant Principal at Hayes K-8.   I have worked in Birmingham City Schools for the past 18 years, serving as a title I instructor, classroom teacher, instructional coach, and administrator.  Working with children keeps me young at heart and inspires me to continue learning and challenging myself personally and professionally. 

    Hayes staff and administration believe in every child's ability to learn and thrive in a supportive and caring learning environment. Each day at school your child will be supported academically, socially and emotionally, through a variety of focused, engaging and relevant experiences that meet the unique needs of each student.  At Hayes, we are committed to providing a well-rounded educational foundation for students so that they are prepared and ready to compete in today’s global society.  Please feel free to communicate any celebrations or concerns you may have to share.  When we work collaboratively together, your child's educational experience will be enhanced.  I look forward to working with you to help maintain Birmingham City Schools brand: Believe. Create. Succeed. Together we can. We will. Watch us!


    Tarja Lawson

    (205) 231-8900