Haley McLean is the Upper School Math guide and Belle Meade Horsemanship guide. Haley earned a Bachelor’s of Mathematics and a Masters of Education from Emory & Henry College in southwest Virginia. Haley has six years of experience teaching high school and middle school mathematics in central Virginia and has spent time abroad as a World Teach Volunteer, teaching mathematics in townships outside of Cape Town, South Africa.
Haley is passionate about helping students conquer their fears and challenges in the mathematics classroom, with an emphasis on conceptual versus procedural understanding. It is her goal to help all students become more confident in mathematics, in themselves, and to become problem solvers and community members of our world. Haley grew up riding horses, spent time as a trail guide in Colorado, and has worked in many different barns at summer camps and professional barns in Fauquier County as a working student. Haley enjoys pleasure riding, trail riding, hunter paces, and loves teaching students about the importance of responsible horse care, building trusting relationships, and having fun.
Haley grew up in Madison County and still loves to explore and admire the beautiful countryside and Blue Ridge Mountains through horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, and more. In her free time, Haley enjoys riding her horse, walking with her dog, singing, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.