Courtney Hayes

I knew when I was eight years old that I wanted to be a teacher! Growing up in a household with two parents as teachers, kids have always been my passion. I am from South Florida – Fort Lauderdale to be exact – and moved to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University in 2009. I moved to Orlando immediately after graduating, taught high school for two years, middle school for one, and am now at Oakland Avenue, a place that I am honored to call home. I am an avid runner, I compete regularly in 5Ks and half marathons around the greater Orlando area, and I am a huge sports fan. I have two older brothers who both live in Florida, so while I'm the only one in my family that lives in Orlando, my family is never too far away from me!