Phone: 651-744-5086


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Health Education B.S. Physical Education M.S. Educational Leadership Ed. S Administrative License DAPE Licensure

Ms. April Hayes

Ms. Hayes began teaching in 2013 at Hazel Park Preparatory Academy. She has been the Physical Education teacher for MYP (grades 6-8) all six years. This year I will also be the Health teacher for 7th graders. She is also the Athletic Director and coaches girls badminton. She attended MNSU, Mankato where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and Physical Education. She then went back to school and received her Master of Science in Educational Leadership in 2017 and her K-12 Principal license in 2020.

When Ms. Hayes is not at Hazel Park she enjoys paddle boarding, rollerblading, playing golf, and enjoying the sun. She also loves to spend time with friends, they like to try new food and attend sporting events. Coaching is another passion of Ms. Hayes, she is the Head Girls' Varsity Basketball coach at Washington Tech in SPPS. 

Ms. Hayes is from Farmington, MN, but currently lives in the Twin Cities. She loves seeing her two nephews (Thomas and Blake), she sister (Gretchen), and mom and dad (Judy and Don) in her free time. Being an Auntie is the greatest title Ms. Hayes holds.

Hazel Park has been a second home for Ms. Hayes for the past seven years. She has made many connections with her students and their families and will continue to do so for her future students. 


“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Ghandi