About Mrs. Hainey

Welcome to First Grade!

jami hainey


I am so excited to meet your children and be their first grade teacher!  It is such a year of growth and you will be amazed at all they will learn!

Here is a little about me...

This is my 16th year teaching!  I have taught First Grade, Kindergarten, Third Grade and Reading Intervention.  I took some time after my own kids were born to stay home with them, but came back to teaching when they all entered school.  This is my fourth year teaching first grade here at SEES.  I've also taught Reading Intervention at Discovery Elementary in San Marcos.  While teaching Reading Intervention, I worked with small groups in grades K-3 with students who struggle with reading, writing and reading comprehension.  Before my own children were born, I worked for 10 years in the Anaheim City School District in grades kindergarten and third. 

My husband, Paul, is the art director at Sony Computer Entertainment and makes the video game MLB: The Show!  We have three children: Lauren, who will be starting 9th grade at San Marcos High School, Mason will be in 8th grade at SEMS and our daughter, Kayden, will begin 6th grade at SEMS too.  We have lived here in San Elijo Hills since 2003 so you may see us out and about in the community.

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Outside of teaching, I enjoy hanging out with my family, going to my son's sports games and my daughters' dance recitals.  I also enjoy reading, going to the beach, traveling and spending time with friends.  We are big baseball fans and love the Padres and the Red Sox!

I look forward to getting to know your families and teaching your child!  2019-2020 will be a great year!