John F. Kennedy High School, Waterbury, CT
Hayes is a member of NEAs state and local and affiliates, the Connecticut Education Association and the Waterbury Teachers Association, respectively. At a time when teachers’ unions are under attack from privateers, profiteers and Silicon billionaires, Hayes credits a strong union as the way to deliver quality public education, especially to the most vulnerable students.
Hayes has taught for the past 12 years, 10 of which have been in her current role. She has taught World History, Roots of American Citizenship, U.S. History, Civics & Geography, and African American History. She earned an Associate’s degree from Naugatuck Valley Community College, a Bachelor of Science from Southern Connecticut State University, a Master of Arts from Saint Joseph University and a certification from the University of Bridgeport.
- Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes to the 95th NEA Representative Assembly
- Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by NEA Executive Director John Stocks to the 95th NEA Representative Assembly
- Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by NEA ESP of the Year Doreen McGuire-Grigg to the 95th NEA Representative Assembly
- Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by NEA President Lily Eskelsen García to the 95th NEA Representative Assembly