About Mrs. Hayes
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My name is Lydia Hayes, and I love teaching 4th grade. I started my career at IHE in 2004 as a 2nd grade teacher. While at IHE, I have taught 6th grade, 4th grade, 3rd grade, and now I am back in 4th. During the 2020-2021 school year, I was an elearning teacher for DCSD, and taught students from three different schools including IHE kiddos.
I have a Bachelor's Degree from Metropolitan State University at Denver in English with a minor in Elementary Education. I have a Master of Education and Curriculum Instruction with a focus in Education Technology from Grand Canyon University.
See below to learn about my family, and my favorites.

My family!

I am originally from New York, and met my husband, Jason, in Colorado. Jason is from Georgia, and we have been married for 20 years. Our son, Colin, who graduated from Chaparral in 2020, is a junior at University of Colorado Boulder and is in the NAVY Rotc program. He received a full ride in his second year, and we are so proud of him. Our daughter, Josie, is a freshman in Douglas County. She is artsy, plays lacrosse, does kickboxing with me, and is a creative soul. We have two foster dogs we adopted, Mowgli and Mila.

As a family, we love to go camping, and off-roading, We love to go to movies, and trying new restaurants as well.

My Favorites!

Activities – running, camping, kickboxing, snowboarding, working out, & trying new restaurants

Food – tacos 

Store – Ikea & Macy’s

Drink – Skinny Mocha & Sweet Tea

Authors – C.S. Lewis & James Howe

Color – black

Season - summer

Animal - pigs and dogs