Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Cathy Hailey
The past pandemic year has been a challenge for teachers, students, and parents. Even after teaching teenagers for nearly 35 years, I like every one of you was not prepared for the events of 2020. The 2020-2021 history-making disasters have given all of us a "resilient mindset". We are connected to our families like never before!
One lesson that I have learned is “gratitude changes attitude”.
First, I would like to say "Thank You" for allowing me to teach your student information required by the N.C... Essential Standards / Standard Course of Study. My goal, as stated in the 2009 North Carolina Healthy Youth Act (House Bill 88), is to provide parents, students, and schools effective Reproductive Health and Safety Education information. The lessons within the curricula provide factually accurate biological or pathological information that will provide opportunities that allow interaction between parents/guardians and the student. Information learned will benefit students now and for the rest of their lives as they strive to develop into productive adults in today's society.
I am the Reproductive Health and Safety Education/Family Life Teacher for three middle schools in Guilford County. The three schools I serve are 1) Kiser Middle (base school) 2) Northern Guilford Middle and 3) Northwest Guilford Middle. I am one of seven Health Resource/Family Life Teachers throughout middle schools within Guilford County. I have been teaching at Northwest for nearly 28 years. I currently teach children of former students!
Time sure does fly when you enjoy what you do! I love the fact that I have the opportunity of teaching "every" student in the schools that I serve. I teach nearly 3,000 students annually.
Prior to being hired by Guilford County Schools, I was the Health Education Coordinator for the Asheboro City School System. My primary job duty was to develop and implement a Family Life Curriculum for K-12 students. I was also responsible for training teachers to teach Family Life.
I am a two-time recipient of North Carolina NC Shape and Guilford County Schools "Middle School Health Educator of the Year Award". Being selected as an NC SHAPE Teacher of the Year is one of the highest honors within the profession. Winning State Middle School Health TOY is allowed me to be eligible to compete for the SHAPE Southern District TOY and receive National TOY recognition.
I strive to establish a partnership with parents to support student learning. To reinforce that partnership, all homework assignments in grades 7th and 8th require parent signatures. The parent signature requirement reminds students that parents are the primary sexuality educators of their child and my role is to assist in the education of that student.
Educate, Inspire, Learn and Change. "Education if the Key to Making a Difference".
"My Teacher Promise”
I promise to you as the parent, that every day your child will learn something.
Some days they will bring it home in their hands.
Some days they will bring it home in their heads, and
Some days they will bring it home in their hearts.
Thank you once again for allowing me the opportunity to fulfill my "Teacher Promise"