Hayley Roy: Outstanding Student in Early Childhood Education

A photo of Hayley Roy.
Photo courtesy Hayley Roy.

Hayley Roy is the 2024 Outstanding Student in Child Development and Family Relations, Early Childhood Education concentration in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. Roy transferred to UMaine after spending the first two years of college at Eastern Maine Community College. Read more below.

Hometown: Holden, Maine

High School: Brewer High School

Parents: D’Ann and Richard Roy

Special thanks: I want to thank my family and friends for being such an amazing support system throughout my educational career. Thank you to my professors at Eastern Maine Community College for giving me guidance and inspiration during my first two years in education. I also want to thank Doreen Page for being a phenomenal instructor throughout my 100-hour experience and student teaching. She has been a wealth of knowledge for me and an incredible support during my time here. A special thanks to Mrs. Allen, my mentor teacher, who couldn’t have given me a better student teaching experience. She solidified my love for education and creating special moments for young children. I will forever be grateful for her guidance!

Favorite UMaine memory: My favorite UMaine memory was taking a field trip to Swans Island and riding on a ferry for the first time. Definitely a unique and nauseating experience!