Phone: 309-829-7034


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Katie Hays

The 2020-2021 marks my 11th year teaching elementary music and my 7th year teaching music at Washington School. I attended Illinois Wesleyan University. After graduating, I went to Capital University and received my Kodaly Certification. I love learning so much that I am currently completing my Masters of Music Education at Illinois State University. I play the piano and violin, and I love to sing!

When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family. We enjoy going for walks and bike rides, playing games, and watching movies. Quarantine has allowed me to really explore my hobbies. My hobbies include gardening, cross-stitching, yoga, reading and playing piano.

My goal as a teacher is to share the joy of music with my students. I hope to instill a love and appreciation for music, as well as encourage students to use music throughout their entire lives.

It is truly a joy to create music with the students at Washington School.