Mrs. Haden is a graduate of Morgantown High School and received her bachelor's degree in education from West Virginia University (WVU). She furthered her education at WVU by earning her master's degree in guidance and counseling.
A former member of the Kanawha County Board of Education, Mrs. Haden also taught school in Monongalia, Wood and Kanawha counties.
Mrs. Haden serves a variety of boards and committees. She is a member of the Central West Virginia Airport Authority, the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and the West Virginia Rehabilitation Center Foundation. She also is a member of the Board of Trustees for Thomas Memorial Hospital and serves as the state education chair for the League of Women Voters. She also is a member of the Vandalia Rotary Club and the West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees. Other organizations of which Mrs. Haden is a member include, West Virginia Public Broadcasting Authority, the University of Charleston Builders, Delta Kappa Gamma (education honorary), and the West Virginia University Visiting Committee for Student Affairs. Additionally, Mrs. Haden serves as the state facilitator for the Conference on Civic Education.
She is the recipient of the 1996 Hazo W. Carter Presidential Award and the 1998 James R. McCartney Award for Leadership. Mrs. Haden resides in Charleston where she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.