Ms. Ayres has been a classroom teacher in

    the Highlands School District since 1999.

    She is a graduate of Indiana University of

    Pennsylvania (IUP) and the University of

     Pittsburgh (Pitt). She holds two degrees;

    her first degree is a Bachelor of Science

      degree in Elementary Education and her

       second degree is a Masters in Elementary

        Education. Also, she has three certifications

         including Early Childhood Education, Elementary

      Education and Reading Specialization.


         For the first ten years of her career at Highlands

           School District, she taught full day Kindergarten.

          In 2010, she transferred to the Pre-K Counts

            grant and is currently a lead teacher in the program.


             Before teaching at Highlands School District,

             Ms. Ayres worked as a substitute teacher in

                  several school districts and was a teaching/graduate

            assistant in the School of Education at the

              University of Pittsburgh.