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Ready to Take on the Nation, It’s Waterbury’s Own Mrs. Hayes

Jahana Hayes

National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes in front of her beloved Kennedy High School.

Look out America! Teacher Jahana Hayes now has a national platform to advocate for students and teachers, as well as raise public awareness about the value of community service.

Hayes was named National Teacher of the Year yesterday. Today, at a special program at her school replete with dignitaries from across the state, J.F. Kennedy High School students exploded in celebration shouting, “We love you, Mrs. Hayes!” She replied, “I love you more!”

Hayes asked students, “Imagine, just for a second, if every kid in every school in every state felt how you feel right now. If every student had pride of ownership in his or her community.” Read more