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By: John Hay Partners | April 03, 2018

Meet Hannah Hansen, one of John Hay Elementary's sensational 3rd grade teachers. You may have seen her at one of our school events, dressed as an avocado and surrounded by an adoring gaggle of kiddos. She definitely has a BIG fan base at John Hay! Now's your chance to get to know her a bit better. Thank you for being part of our Teacher Feature, Ms. Hansen!



Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Watertown, South Dakota aka "South Dakota's Rising Star." However, I also spent a lot of time with my grandparents in Alexandria, Minnesota. 

Why did you choose to become a teacher?
For two reasons: The first being that I love people--the good, the bad, and the ugly. My Second reason is being a teacher runs in my blood. My Grandpa...

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By: John Hay Partners | September 28, 2017

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Meet Emily Rosen, John Hay Elementary's amazing new School Counselor. We are so delighted she joined the Jaguar team this year. Ms. Rosen is available Monday through Thursday, so be sure to stop in and welcome her. Thank you for being part of our Teacher Feature, Ms. Rosen!



Where did you grow up?

Berkeley, CA

Why did you choose to become a teacher/work with children?
I have always loved working with children. I love engaging their imaginations, supporting their needs, and laughing together. When I was in graduate skill, I had an internship in an elementary school and I loved it! I find that spending my days in the school supporting students is exciting, rewarding, and fun, and I am so happy to be starting my career as a School Co...

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By: John Hay Partners | March 21, 2017

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Meet Janet Schooler, John Hay Elementary's fabulous librarian. All of the kids at Hay love her...as have all our students for the 30 YEARS she's been making our library the place to be. Thank you for being part of our Teacher Feature, Ms. Schooler!



Where did you grow up?

I was born in Havana, Cuba.  Left fairly soon after that and lived in Mississippi, Australia, Louisiana, and Colombia.
 
Why did you choose to become a teacher/librarian?
I have always enjoyed working with children and love to read so …. the perfect job for me.
 
What's the best thing about working at John Hay?
John Hay is like a family.  We help each other grow and succeed, we take care of each other and we have fun together.
 

What's your favorite sport, ...

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By: John Hay Partners | March 01, 2017

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Meet Katie Kaiser, one of our wonderful fifth grade teachers here at John Hay Elementary. And she's been teaching at John Hay since 2004!! Ms. Kaiser kindly agreed to be part of our Teacher Feature spot and answer our questions. Enjoy!



Where did you grow up?
I was born in Portland, OR and lived there until 4th grade, so I still have some of that lovely Portland “weird” in me.  I then moved to Shelton, WA and lived there until I left for college at UW (go DAWGS!).  I have been a Seattleite ever since.
 
Why did you choose to become a teacher?
Growing up, I wanted to be a pediatrician.  After doing a job shadow of a pediatrician in college, I realized that I still really wanted to help kids, but not when they were sick and sa...

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By: John Hay Partners | January 12, 2017

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Meet Thomas Rose, an amazing second grade teacher here at John Hay Elementary. Mr. Rose kindly agreed to be part of our Teacher Feature spot and answer our questions. And he even shared this insanely cute childhood photo! Enjoy!



Where did you grow up?

I spent my entire childhood growing up on a grain and potato farm that straddled the Maryland-Virginia state line,  surrounded by acres and acres of cousins and relatives.  We sold the farm about 10 years ago, but I still have family living on Chincoteague Island, VA.

Why did you choose to become a teacher?  
My 2nd Grade teacher, Miss Daisy, and my high school French teacher, Madame Scott, both inspired me to forget farming and go into the field of education instead.  I still...

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