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  Hayes, Jahana
NameJahana Hayes
Address12 Red Fox Run
Wolcott, Connecticut , United States
Born March 08, 1973 (47 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 27, 2019 01:41am
Info2016 Connecticut Teacher of the Year

Jahana Hayes is a history teacher and the chairperson of the School of Academic Renown (SOAR) Program at Kennedy High School in the Waterbury Public School district. She began her teaching career in the New Haven Public schools and completed her student teaching under the 2005 CT Teacher of the Year Dr. Burt Saxon. In the last ten years she has taught World History, Roots of American Citizenship, U.S. History, Civics, Geography and African American History, a course for which she helped to write the curriculum and implement.

In addition to her teaching duties, Mrs. Hayes serves as the chairperson of the Kennedy School Governance Council. She also worked for seven years as the lead teacher for the 21st Century after school program and served as a NEASC chairperson and a visiting committee member. In the past year, Mrs. Hayes helped to secure a Minority Teacher Recruitment and Retention grant for the district offered by the Connecticut State Department of Education. Mrs. Hayes mentors new teachers and is currently assisting in establishing district wide mentor programs.

As co-advisor of the Helping out People Everywhere (HOPE) club she has traveled around the country with students to build homes with Habitat for Humanity and she has raised thousands of dollars for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. Her other service activities include helping to beautify the city as a member of the Board of Directors for the Citywide Front Porch Clean-Up, the Taft Global Leadership Institute, the Annual Kennedy Cancer Walk and Coat Drives and City of Dreams to raise awareness for homelessness, just to name a few.

Mrs. Hayes earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University, a master’s degree from the University of St. Joseph and a 6th Year advanced degree from the University of Bridgeport.



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