Hailey graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary education and majored in Language, Literacy, and Cultural Studies. After graduating she jumped right into the classroom and has been teaching in elementary education for four years. She values and works hard to create a classroom where students feel safe to learn new things with their peers, as well as take risks in their own learning. Hailey’s favorite part about teaching is seeing the light bulb go off when her students understand something new and to see the joy in her student’s faces when they are truly proud of the work they have created. In her free time, she loves playing around with her two daughters and going on hikes with her family and two dogs.