Hello, I am Julie Hayes the principal of St. Raphael the Archangel. I come to St. Raphael with experience in various roles as an educator. I began my career as a second grade teacher at St. Sabina Catholic School in Florissant. While at St. Sabina, I also taught fourth grade and taught reading as a resource teacher. I feel very blessed to have called St. Sabina my home for many years. After teaching at the elementary level, I became the learning consultant at Incarnate Word Academy High School for six years. I loved teaching at the high school level because I was able to help students appreciate their own growth in learning and take pride in their numerous successes. It was during this time of my career I decided to go back to school myself. I attend the Catholic Leadership Master’s Degree program at Saint Louis University. Once earning my Master’s Degree and certification in administration, I became the assistant principal at St. Norbert Catholic School which is my home parish. For the past two years, I served as principal at St. James the Greater School in Dogtown. I bring with me a little part of each of those wonderful communities, and now I am excited and blessed to be a part of the St. Raphael the Archangel community.
On a personal note, my husband, Jim, and I have three grown children, two sons and a daughter. Our family has grown over the past few years with the addition of our two daughter-in-laws and three grandchildren. We have been members of St. Norbert Parish for the past 36 years, and it is where our children attended elementary school. During my time away from school, I enjoy to cooking, reading a good book, and spending time with my family.
University Major Degrees
Southeast Missouri State University Elementary Education
Saint Louis University Catholic Educational Leadership Master’s Degree
Paul VI Religious Institute
Religious Education Certificate
Missouri Lifetime Teaching Certificate K-8
Missouri Certificate in Leadership/ Administration