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Ms. Patricia Hayes

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Bachelor's Degree from UNCW

Ms. Patricia Hayes

Hey everyone, I'm Trish Hayes and I am currently working on my eighth year of teaching. This will be my fifth year in third grade and I've also taught three years in second grade. I've had the privilege of teaching all eight years right here at Northwoods Elementary School. I have had experience as an Odyssey of the Mind coach as well as Multiplication Bee representative for the school. I absolutely love this school, the kids and this community. They have given me a wonderful experience and I have learned so much from them, especially my kids. No one said it better than Master Yoda himself when a young padawan learner was able to help the great Obi Wan find the planet Kamino. "Truly wonderful the mind of a child is," and I find truth to that statement every year. I received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington through the extension program right here at Coastal Carolina Community College, however, I am still learning day in and day out from the amazing staff at this school.

  • A little more about me...I was born and raised right here in Jacksonville. I graduated from Dixon High School, class of '06. I live with my 12 year old beagle named Maddie. I love to travel, my favorite places being Alaska and Belize so far. I love spending time with my family. I love reading in my spare time and with my students. I have many favorites, including Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia series and J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series. I absolutely adore Disney! The joy of Walt and Mickey is something I will never outgrow. All my students know my all-time favorite movie is Beauty and the Beast. The message of the story and the inspiring character of Belle have been close to my heart since I was little.