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 am excited to be back in the building in this year.
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.
This year I accomplished two big things on my bucket list. I did my first Tough Mudder with my son, Colin. I also did the Hike of a Lifetime with my best friend, Jill, and Andrea. We hiked from Crested Butte to Aspen
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 19 years. Our son, Colin, who graduated from Chaparral in 2020, is a sophomore at University of Colorado Boulder and is in the NAVY Rotc program. He received a full ride this year, and we are so proud of him. Our daughter, Josie, is an 8th grader in Parker. She is artsy, loves to read manga, 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, 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