For over seven years, Jennifer DeHayes, E.D. has been the Assistant Principal of Woodward Parkway Elementary School in Farmingdale, NY—a K-5 primary institution with over 800 students. Working closely with her teaching staff, Jennifer successfully implemented a creative planning and communication strategy that resulted in increased reading levels throughout the entire school. Prior to becoming Assistant Principal, Dr. DeHayes was an elementary school teacher for 11 years in various grades, and a reading teacher for four years.
She holds a Doctoral Degree from St. John’s University, NY, in the area of Education Administration & Leadership, and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership, with a major in School District Leadership/School Building Leadership from Stony Brook University, NY.
Jennifer earned her Master’s Degree in Reading from Long Island University, Brookville, NY, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in the area of Elementary Education & Special Education from St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY.
She lives in Port Jefferson, Long Island and enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family, husband Robert, and children Ethan and Ella. They are her world! Her favorite place to be is on the beach with her toes in the sand.
Dr. DeHayes lives by the words of Maya Angelou, “I’ve learned people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”