Resource Teacher

Contact Info

*Email: heather.hays@ops.org
*Phone: (402) 344 - 7147 ext. 1108

MEET MRS. HAYS

       I am incredibly thrilled and honored to be back for my 15th year at Conestoga where we respect, we learn, we grow, and we succeed.  

       I began my professional career here at Conestoga as a Resource Teacher during the 2002-03 school year, after receiving my Bachelors Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Hastings College.  After six years, I was given the wonderful opportunity to teach 3rd grade.  I called Room 212 home for four years, teaching many memorable students, and creating memories for a lifetime, including earning my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane University.  I made the transition back to my original calling and am now serving students as a Resource Teacher in grades 2 - 6, helping them learn, practice, and master a variety of skills including: reading (decoding, fluency, and comprehension), math (computation and applications), written expression, and personal management skills.  Each and every day I look forward to working with your child and helping them prepare to be successful lifelong learners.

       Personally, I am both a wife and a mother to 3 beautiful boys.  My husband, Cody, also an educator, is currently serving as the building principal at Dodge Elementary within OPS.  Our eldest son, Mikael, is in his 2nd year of Montesorri preschool, preparing for Kindergarten.  Mikael loves to play outside, especially if there is a soccer game going on.  My husband and I were also blessed with twin boys, who are now 19 months old.  Bostyn, the oldest of the two (by 2 minutes), loves to read books, play with his older brother, and eat "nacks".  Bodyn, the younger of the two, loves trying to keep up with his older brothers, and giving out snuggles to whomever will take them!  

       If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me either by email (heather.hays@ops.org) or phone, (402) 344 - 7147 ext. 1108.  I look forward to working and collaborating with both you and your student(s) in the coming school year!


Daily Schedule

8:35 - 9:05 - Breakfast Group (Social Skills)

9:05 - 9:30 - Co-Taught 3rd Grade Writing

9:30 - 10:00 - 2nd Grade LLI Reading Group

10:00 - 10:30 - Plan Time

10:30 - 11:15 - 6th Grade Math Groups

11:15 - 12:00 - Co-Taught 3rd Grade Math Group

12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch

12:30 - 1:00 - Co-Taught 5th Grade Math Group

1:00 - 1:30 - 5th Grade LLI Reading Group

1:30 - 2:00 - Sonday 1 Group

2:00 - 2:30 - Co-Taught 4th Grade LLI Reading Group

2:30 - 3:00 - 6th Grade Fluency Reading Group

3:00 - 3:15 - Plan Time

3:15 - 3:50 - 6th Grade Writing

3:50 - 4:05 - Dismiss 5th Grade Student

4:05 - 4:25 - Dismissal