• Dear Pearson Panda Families,

    My name is Mark Marchinetti and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new principal of H.M. Pearson Elementary School. I first want to welcome all families to the beginning of what promises to be a wonderful, successful new school year! I am looking forward to having the opportunity to spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know them, their personalities, interests, and learning styles. I believe in celebrating success, small and large. I want our children to know that every time and every day they walk through the doors of H.M. Pearson Elementary School that they will be cared for, loved, and taught by passionate teachers!      

    My vision for this school year is for all of us to go “above and beyond”. That means for our teachers, to teach with passion, I have told them that they have been given that rare, professional gift to “go ahead and try it!” To build relationships with our students and our families! To not be afraid and to teach with all their hearts and passion. That if we want to stay ahead of the curve that we must “go above and beyond” for our children!

    Our students, your children, our children will also be challenged to go “above and beyond”!  I want our children to be creative, to think critically, to work collaboratively with their teachers and peers, to communicate their ideas, to be great citizens of their school community, and to explore their curiosities!

     I am also looking to challenge our H.M. Pearson community to also go “above and beyond”! I would love to see all of our community at school events, to volunteer at our school, to be a partner in your child’s education here at H.M. Pearson Elementary School!

    Once again, I am so thankful to have the opportunity to have the honor and privilege to serve as the principal of H.M. Pearson Elementary School. I look forward to getting to know you and your children.


    Mark T. Marchinetti


    H.M. Pearson Elementary School

    9347 Bastable Mill Rd

    Catlett, VA 20119

    540-422-7610 main

    540-422-7611 direct