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Rhodes Elementary’s Fender teaches life skills with coffee cart

| Hansen Hasenberg
For Haley Fender, Rhodes Elementary School’s 2023 Teacher of Year selection, being a teacher was never a question.

“My mom has stories of me pretending to (be a) teacher with my little sister like sitting her down with stuffed animals and pretending to read a book,” Fender said. “Its just kind of what I always wanted to do. There was never a lightbulb moment.”

Haley Fender has been teaching for six years (four at Rhodes Elementary School). In October, she was named Rhodes Elementary’s teacher of the year.


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