Hays was nominated by parent Rachel Johnston who said, "Mrs. Janet Hays has been the best teacher my children have ever encountered. When I first met her she gave me a warm hug and instantly made me feel welcome in her classroom."
"She talks to the students like they are adults and she asks for classroom respect among the students," Johnston said. "My son has developmental delays, and I have seen more progress in this grade than any other and I feel like it’s a direct result of her teaching."
Each month, a Valley K-12 teacher will be selected from all the entries to be recognized for their outstanding contribution to education. KEZ’s Marty Manning will visit the teacher’s school to surprise them with their “Excellence in Education” Award. The surprise visit will be broadcast during the Beth and Friends Show. All winning teachers are rewarded with $99, an Excellence in Education Award, and a Rio Salado College gift bag.
To nominate a special teacher, please visit KEZ 99.9 keyword excellence.