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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 20th year in Education; 14th 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. Last year, I had the opportunity to volunteer with the “Girls on the Run” after-school program. I look forward to share my passion of running with this year’s group.
I am grateful for my Family time- with my husband, sons, and dogs, 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.