Teacher Bio

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My name is Barbara Hayman, and I have been teaching Pre-Kindergarten at St. Joseph School for the past four years.  I have been an educator for over 25 years, teaching students in every grade level from Pre-Kindergarten to fifth grade.  In addition, I have 22 years of tenure as a religious education teacher.  By combining both my religious and educational strengths, I have prepared children for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation.     
On a personal level, I have been married for 28 years, and I am the proud mother of three adult children.  The knowledge and skills that I have gained with my own children throughout the years enable me to take your child on an educational journey that is filled with laughter, love, wonder, excitement, guidance, and compassion.  I am a firm believer in modeling proper behavior for children to follow.  Your child will be treated in a gentle, but firm manner with regard to complying with age-appropriate classroom expectations.
My goal as an educator is to engage your child as an active learner by developing and enhancing the academic, spiritual, social, emotional, and physical growth that occurs throughout the school year.  Your child is a unique person whose Pre-Kindergarten experience will be designed to celebrate strengths, and foster confidence as a learner on an individual level, as well as within group lessons and activities.  This school year sets the stage for your child to begin taking ownership and pride in the art of learning, in addition to looking forward to coming to school each day.