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Mrs. Kerri Hays
Hi everyone!! I am thrilled to be back at Cardinal Ridge Elementary School this year. This will be my fourth year teaching second grade at CRES. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in the Tidewater, VA area. My dad was in the Navy. 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 begin to have a family, I decided to put my ten year teaching career on hold, 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 lesson plans or thinking about interesting projects we can do in the classroom, 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 listening to music, reading, walking, and decorating our home. I am very excited for this year. I think we are going to have so much fun and learn many new things along the way.