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I recently heard this term, future-proof. It means “unlikely to become obsolete.” It struck a chord in me as it resonates with so much we are trying to do in education right now. What skills do our students need to participate in their future world? It means looking beyond knowing how to code in a…

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Fall is one of my favorite times of year. The colors, the beautiful sunshine during the day with cooler nights and the back-to-school energy. For me, it is such an exciting feeling seeing the yellow school buses back on the road, kids on the playground and the parking lots full of staff thrilled to be…

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My Mom, Sandy Hayes

Guest Blogger, Nicole Hayes, is the oldest child of Sandy Hayes and a 2012 graduate of Inglemoor High School. She originally wrote this as a Facebook post. My mom is Sandy Hayes, and she’s been on the school board for NSD (Northshore School District) since 2009. Probably you saw her at graduation, which all the…

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Sandy Hayes Book Distribution
The Governor is going to close the libraries; how are the kids going to get books? Sandy Hayes says, “I can use my garage for a book donation and distribution drive.” The Northshore School District Books on the Bus program was born.
Chatting with high school kids is a great way to connect with them while I learn more information about our schools.
Reading with Elementary Kid
Reading with elementary kids is one aspect of classroom volunteering I find much joy in.
Talking with High School Kids 1
Talking music with high school band members.

Sandy’s Priorities
for the NSD

  • Make sure that every student graduates a lifelong learner.
  • Focus on unfinished learning from the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years.
  • Continue inclusion work.
  • Later high school start times.
  • Access to the arts, including moving elementary music times to occur during the school day.
  • Digital equity, making sure students still have access to devices and broadband that allow them to continue their learning during off-school hours.
  • Continue the fiscally responsible work with a balanced budget, sustainable practices, and programs and construction projects that finish on time and on budget.
  • Ensure that rigorous curriculum is accessible to all students.
  • All students graduate ready to continue with their education, whatever form that may take.
  • Continue moving towards all students and families being partners in this work of education.
  • Rethink education to meet a changing world so that every student is ready for jobs that don’t yet exist, to use technology that hasn’t been invented, and live in a world that will look very different from the one a few years ago.

Sandy’s Accomplishments in the NSD

As a School Board Director since 2009 Sandy has been a part of many successes in the Northshore School District.

Bond projects

Academic progress

Leadership Positions and Awards

All about Sandy Hayes…

Sandy and family
Sandy Hayes and family celebrate the graduation of Jeffrey Hayes, Inglemoor HS Class of 2019.
Matthew Marching Band
Sandy and Curt Hayes enjoy the football game with Matthew Hayes (Inglemoor HS Class of 2015)
Nicole Inglemor HS Graduation, 2012
Nicole Hayes graduates with the Inglemoor HS Class of 2012.

My husband and I both attended and graduated from public schools in Washington. We were committed to our three children benefitting from them as well. They all went to Woodmoor Elementary, Northshore Middle School and Inglemoor High School. I volunteered in their schools by being the legislative representative on all three PTAs and I continue to do so. I have actively participated in multiple booster clubs, from music to sports to International Baccalaureate (IB). I volunteered in the classroom while my children attended these schools and I continue to do so, even though my children have graduated. I have initiated and annualy organized a Career Day at Northshore MS, Launch Day at Inglemoor HS, and districtwide Book Donation and Distribution Drive to support reading during the pandemic. The work is a joy in and of itself but I have been honored with PTA/PTSA awards from Woodmoor Elementary, Northshore MS, Inglemoor HS, and the Northshore Council.

I graduated from the University of Washington (Go Huskies!) with a BA in 1991 and a JD in 1994. After practicing law for a few years, I spent 16 years running a test prep business. I currently have a restorative justice practice and am a leadership consultant for the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) where I work with school boards around the state. I am also the chair of the WSSDA legislative committee.

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