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Mrs. Tia Hayden

Hello :) 

Little bit about me: I grew up in the military with my father in the Army, and I have lived in many different places in the world, including Germany and Japan. I am married to an Active Duty Marine, and we have two cute kids who make me want to be the best person and teacher. Bella will be in middle school this year, and Colton will be in 3rd grade. We have a dog named Orry who is really like a third child. The kids keep us busy. We enjoy swimming, the beach, traveling, and spending time together as a family. We hope to go on more outdoor adventures such as camping and hiking in beautiful North Carolina.

I received my Bachelors degree from Towson University, Maryland in Early Childhood Education. I am licensed from Birth to Kindergarten and Kindergarten to 6th in North Carolina. My hopes are to continue my education and earn a Masters degree in Reading or Special Education.                                                     

My experience in the classroom began as a long-term sub in Pre-K in the Special Education department at Tarawa Terrace Elementary. I worked in a sel-fcontained classroom with students who received special needs services. I have two years of experience teaching Kindergarten in Okinawa, Japan at Bechtel Elementary School. This will be my 7th year teaching, as well as my 6th year in Kindergarten. This will be my 5th year at CFIE :)