Ms. Hawes


I moved to the United States a few years ago from Cape Town, South Africa
where I worked on a diamond mine in the Northern Cape teaching English to
Tshwana speakers.

Back in '06 I graduated from the University of South Africa specializing
in both psychology and English.  Whilst working on my Masters degree in
Counseling Psychology I worked in many treatment facilities and detention
centers which ultimately lead me on an amazing journey of self discovery.
I had one of those defining moments in your life when you realize beyond a
shadow of a doubt what you should be doing and why!  For me that meant to
commit myself to positively impacting the lives of young minds through

Otherwise, I am a very adventurous person, I absolutely love the outdoors;
camping and hiking are my favorite hobbies (but I also love going fishing
with my other half and eating whatever he catches)!

I am very passionate about education, I truly believe that education is
the key to changing the world, and I look forward to instilling that same
passion and love for learning into my students!