Hayley is from Billings, Montana. She graduated from Carroll College with a degree in Elementary Education in 2015. After graduating, Hayley moved to Denver, Colorado where she received her Montessori Certification from Montessori Education Center of the Rockies. Hayley also received a Masters in Education in Montessori Integrative Learning from Endicott College in 2018.
Hayley began her journey with Montessori while student teaching in a lower elementary Montessori classroom. She was inspired by the way Montessori allowed children to develop independence and responsibility at a young age. She also found great educational value in the concrete and visual Montessori materials.
After student teaching, Hayley worked as an assistant in a lower elementary Montessori classroom in Colorado while completing her Montessori Certification. Upon finishing her certification, Hayley moved back to Montana and worked as a Lead Teacher in a lower elementary classroom.
Hayley enjoys camping, hiking, cross-country skiing and painting. She also likes drinking tea and reading. Hayley enjoys building connections with her students and creating an environment that nurtures a love of learning. She is excited to be in Bend, Oregon and begin working the team at Desert Sky Montessori!