skip to main content
Donna Hales Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
1st Grade


I graduated from Carson Newman college with a Elementary Education degree (grades 1-9)


I have taught first grade 11 years and 3rd grade one year at Haynesfield. Before coming to Haynesfield I taught PreK at Creative Learning Center for 9 years. I love teaching first grade because they are excited about learning to read and basic Math facts. They learn so much in this one year!!!


I have 2 children. Annie Carter is married to Michael and they have 6 children: Haley (6th grade), Zachary(2nd grade), Camdyn (1st grade), Brooklyn (1st grade), Kenna(PreK) and Caroline (2 years old). I am fortuate that all my gradchildren are at Haynesfield with me except Caroline who will attend Creative Learning Center. Matt Hales is marriedto Amanda and they have only been married 0ne year. I enjoy watching my grandchildren play sports and make crafts. I love spending time with my family and traveling.