Hayley Wender
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Greetings! I am incredibly excited to be teaching 8th grade ELA (English Language Arts) here at Justice Page. I aim to be a resource for every student, and hope for us to work together to help one another achieve. 

I started my career as a student teacher in Minneapolis (for the phenomenal Alison Constant), where the power of student voice and the commitment to quality teaching of writing took root.  I have since gleaned experiences at an alternative school and the Stillwater School District, where my love of teaching Shakespeare (sharing the "Will Power") began. Since 2014 I have been back in Minneapolis alongside Alison Constant, where together we endeavor to build culturally relevant, rigorous curriculum for 8th grade students, with a particular emphasis on academic writing.  

My background in theater grounds the hands-on, active environment of my classroom. Students will engage in robust discussion, thoughtful writing, and fun literary antics every day! When not reading essays, I explore the twin cities with my three year-old, watch BBC Masterpiece television, or read Victorian mysteries, YA fiction...really anything placed in front of me.  

I am thrilled to be your partner in learning! 


Hayley Wender | hayley.wender@mpls.k12.mn.us
Teacher, English Language Arts
Justice Page Middle School | Minneapolis Public Schools