• Hello Students, Parents, Colleagues, and Friends! 

    Welcome to Recovery Academy 2023-2024!

    Can you believe the holidays are upon us? As we wind down 2023, I'd like to wish you and your families all the best during the holiday season and a very safe, healthy, happy, and productive 2024.

    I am the Social Studies teacher in the Accelerated Learning Academy High School at the Patrick J. DiPaolo Student Success Center of Emerson-Gridley (commonly referred to as the "Recovery Academy"), and I hope this teacher page of mine will help you get all the information you need. My email address is posted above, but I'll also post it here:


    Please feel free to contact me at any time. I check this email address several times per day during the week, and I have regular access to it on weekends. I'd love to hear from you.

    Thank you for visiting me here. Come back often as I plan to update the information on this page throughout the year to help students and parents alike stay informed as to what's going on in my class.

    Looking forward to a great year!
    -Mr. Hayes

Phone: 814.874-6015 x1022


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees MFA-Writing, Queens University of Charlotte MS-Special Education, Mercyhurst University BA-English (Literature), Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Certifications (All Pennsylvania): K-12 Special Education Secondary English 7-12 Social Studies Biology

Professor Hayes

Email: ronhayes@eriesd.org

Phone (direct to classroom): (814) 874-6015 x1022

Building: Emerson-Gridley

Program: Accelerated Learning Academy High School (Recovery Academy)

Location: Patrick J. DiPaolo Student Success Center

Subject: Social Studies (US History, World History, Geography, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Civics & Government)

Extra Help Night: Thursdays, 3:10-3:40 (and by appointment)

Daily Office Hours: Click here - Prof. Hayes's Office Hours