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The Fall 2015 Dean's List has been released.
USJ Celebrates Feb. 13-14, 2016
USJ will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, January 22, 2016.
Celebrating President Rhona Free, Ph.D.
Congratulations to USJ alumna Jahana Hayes M'12, one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year (to be announced in April), who was also named the 2016 Connecticut Teacher of the Year. Hayes, a History teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury, received her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from USJ.
Hayes' decision to become an educator was strongly influenced by her own teachers, who recognized her potential and challenged her to reach beyond her own economic circumstances. Hayes brings this same positivity and commitment to the classroom. She believes that all students, regardless of social inequities, must be given the tools to achieve academic proficiency.
"As a teacher, I strive to facilitate learning in a way that engages students by connecting on a personal level and stimulating academic growth," Hayes said. "All teachers must be knowledgeable of the population they serve, through personal experiences or research and conversations, and find ways to empower students."