Enduring Excellence in Learning, Leadership, Innovation, and Service

Mike Hayes

Meet our Assistant Principal

Mike Hayes Indian Hill High School


Twitter: @IHHS_AP

My #IHPromise – to foster intellectual curiosity and critical thinking as part of an educational experience that breeds collegiality, innovation, and awareness.


I couldn’t think of a better way to start each morning than standing outside the high school’s front doors alongside Mr. Damadeo greeting students as they enter the building! We hope that from the outset of their day our students feel truly invested in! We commit our time, energy, and resources to forge positive relationships with our students and want them to feel valued, supported, and respected as part of a positive, trusting, and thriving culture.  

Indian Hill High School is simply an incredible place, and having the opportunity to see the great work in our classrooms reflects the collective vibrancy brought forth by our students and staff as part of the fruition of our students’ educational experience within the district. Being a Brave means being offered the luxury and responsibility of an environment in which students, staff, and stakeholders motivate one another to be innovative, explorative, and empathetic to the world around them while overcoming adversity to sustain excellence. 


Began serving the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District: 2017

Professional Background:

2017-Present: Assistant Principal, Indian Hill High School

2015-2017: Assistant Principal, Franklin High School

2014-2015: Assistant Principal, Fenwick High School

2011-2014: English Teacher, Moeller High School

2009-2011: Substitute Teacher and ELA/Media Teacher, North Dayton School of Discovery


2018: Harvard University, Certificate in School Management and Leadership

2013-Present: University of Dayton, Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Leadership

2016: University of Dayton, Superintendent License

2015: University of Dayton, Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development License

2013: University of Dayton, Principal License

2010: Xavier University, Master of Education: Secondary Education

2009: The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts: English Literature


One of 90 teachers nationally and one of five in Ohio selected by Target and Major League Baseball to represent the "2014 Teachers of the Year."