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2016 Teacher of the Year


Waterbury Teacher of the Year 

Connecticut Teacher of the Year 

National Teacher of the Year

In the summer of 2016, Jahana Hayes was invited to visit Africa as part of her duties as National Teacher of the Year. Please click here to view some of the photos she sent back from her trip. 


Jahana Hayes - for National Teacher of the Year 

Kennedy High School - Announcement of National Teacher of the Year

Excellence Happens Here - Celebration at the Palace Theater 

Video of White House Ceremony

Link to White House and information  


Video of Mrs. Hayes Speech at CT Teacher of the Year Ceremony  (““The Student In Me” – Jahana Hayes, 2016 Connecticut Teacher of the Year Ceremonies – Bushnell Auditorium – November 10, 2015)

YouTube video of interview on Black America



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