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Mrs. Kerri Hays
Hello everyone! This will be my fifth year teaching at CRES, and I decided to make a change and teach 4th GRADE this year!! I have taught 2nd grade at CRES the past four years, and I have loved it. But before I became a mom I taught 4th grade in Fairfax County for 10 years, so I am super excited to be able to teach 4th grade again!! Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in Virginia Beach and after highschool, I chose to go to VA TECH for college. [GO-HOKIES] This is where I received my degree in Early Childhood Education. As soon as I graduated, I started teaching in Fairfax County. This is also about the time when I met my husband, Joe. After we got married and started our family, I decided to put my ten year teaching career on pause, so I could stay home with our two boys, Brian and Kyle. When they were old enough to go to school full-day, I began teaching again, this time in Loudoun County. When I am not creating playlists, slides, or sheets for google classroom or thinking about creative STEM projects we can collaborate on together, I like to spend time with my family. We enjoy playing with our golden doodle, Pearl, watching NFL football, and going on vacations to the beach. Some of my hobbies include walking, reading, listening to music, and watching the HGTV channel. I am very excited for this year and my new crew of Fabulous 4th GRADERS!! We are going to have an amazing time at the Ridge!!