Mentor Biography

Jeanette Hayden

Jeanette Hayden'

Jeanette has a master's degree in Reading from the University of Akron, Ohio. She began her Alaska experience with the Bering Strait School District as Early Childhood Specialist and traveled to 15 different Alaska villages by small plane. She has taught all grades K-6 and been a Title 1 Reading Specialist, K, 1, 2 looping teacher in the Anchorage School District for the last 16 years.


"Teaching early literacy has been my passion and brought much joy to my life. Sharing and guiding children's learning experience is always a journey of discovery for both the child and the teacher. Excitement over learning is contagious."

"New teacher support has also become an important part of my professional life. Mentoring is a great honor and a way to help ensure the endurance of this most noble profession."