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Mrs. Hayes

Mrs. Janice Hayes- Biography-“Be who you are and be that well”- Saint Francis de Sales.

Life is a learning journey- The Growth Mindset allows one to learn from every challenge and journey.  My journey after high school led me to Otterbein College where I achieved a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and played basketball for the Cardinals.  Seven years later, I furthered my education at the University of Toledo with a Masters’ degree and Teaching certification 1-8.   My first teaching position was working in the Sylvania School District as a long-term substitute for grades 3 and 4.  This experience allowed me the opportunity to work in Sylvania for 6 years with 4th and 5th graders and volunteer as a coach with the Girls’ Varsity Basketball Program. 

It is hard to believe I will be starting my 24th year in Education; 17th year here in New Albany.  This journey in New Albany has allowed me to teach many subject areas: Reading, Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies for students in Upper Elementary levels and Middle School.  The past few years, I had the opportunity to volunteer with the “Girls on the Run” after-school program and share my passion of running.  

I am grateful for my Family time- with my husband, sons, and dog, we explore all possibilities of the outdoors from all sports to camping; to just relaxing by a fire-Family Time allows the journey to create a lifetime of precious memories.  I look forward to the memories we will make this year.

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