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CCS Announces Teacher Assistant of the Year

CCS Announces Teacher Assistant of the Year 01/11/2019


Congratulations to Sandra Hajney, Teacher Assistant at W.M. Irvin Elementary School, who has been named the Cabarrus County Schools 2018-2019 Teacher Assistant of the Year!


Superintendent Chris Lowder and Assistant Superintendent Glenda Jones surprised Hajney with the announcement on January 11th at the school.


Hajney has served as a teacher assistant in Cabarrus County Schools since 2007.  Hajney began her career as a registered nurse in New York.  After relocating to North Carolina, Hajney decided she wanted to work directly with children.  Hajney worked in a daycare while earning an Early Childhood Associate Certificate in 2003.  


In her current role, Hajney works with students from kindergarten through fourth grade.  Hajney enjoys making children smile.  She feels she makes the greatest impact while helping students during reading intervention. 


According to Principal Tonya Williams, “Mrs. Hajney is such a valuable staff member at Irvin Elementary.  She is quick to support the various needs of our students and staff.  Daily you can find Mrs. Hajney giving hugs, high fives and words of encouragement to students throughout the building.  We are so grateful to have Mrs. Hajney at Irvin Elementary.”