Mrs. Mary Hayes

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Mrs. Mary Hayes

Welcome to Gateway's Fifth Grade! 

I have been involved in education in one way or another since 1984.  This is my 5th year at Gateway and I am really looking forward to getting to know your fifth grader.  I am passionate about empowering children to learn, think, and set goals for their own learning.  Our future depends on what our students learn today to be successful citizens in the future. I am committed to working with each child to help them see their potential and put them on the right path to fullfill their own future goals!  

Our family moved to Idaho in March of 2003 and we certainly enjoy the weather here as opossed to that of the previous states we lived in; Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.  Last May my husband, Jay, and I celebrated our thirty-sixth wedding anniversary.  We have three amazing children.  Sean; 31, is a Mechanical Engineer with Caterpillar in Decatur,  IL. Christopher is 29 and is a sergeant in the United States Airforce, stationed in New Jersey.  Cassandra will soon be 26 years old.   I am fortunate to have her here in Boise, where she works for Vacassa utiizing her Marketing Degree from BSU. 

I love to travel when I get time, skiing in the winter is a must, and cycling in fair weather are just a few of the activities I enjoy most.  I have had an opportunity to visit China, Holland, Spain, and Guadeloupe of the French West Indies, in addition to many states in the United States.  If time permitted I would just keep going!