Welcome Parents and Students! My name is James Hayes, your Social Studies teacher, and I am incredibly excited to have you as you begin your Middle School career. I guarantee it will be a wonderful experience.
Students, you will get to know me as the year goes on but here are some basics. I was born in Southern California, but have lived all over. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, went to Eugene, Oregon for some graduate school work at University of Oregon (Go DUCKS!), then moved east to experience that "other coast", where I taught as a 7th grade Social Studies teacher for 4 years. My family and I moved to Phoenix 2 years ago and just recently my wife and I just welcomed our third child. My wife and I view this as our permanent home now and therefore, I have transitioned my fandom to support all sports Arizona. So, go Suns, DBacks, and Cardinals!!!
My wife and I have spent many summers travelling the world and I promise to share many of those experiences with the kids this year. So excited to get started and look forward to another wondeful year at Aprende.
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