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Natalie Hayslip

Social Studies Teacher

Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Mount Mercy University; Master of Religious Education, Lincoln Christian University; Licensures: K-6 Elementary Education, K-8 Social Studies, K-8 Reading

Natalie Hayslip started teaching in 2004 and joined Iowa Connections Academy in 2023. She teaches social studies to students in grades 6–8.

Why She Became a Teacher

According to Ms. Hayslip, “I come from a long line of teachers and the love of learning was instilled in me at a young age. I consider it a joy and an honor to come alongside the next generation and help ignite a passion for lifelong learning.

“I am excited to be a part of this school and to dive into the adventure of online teaching. . . . I enjoy classroom discussions where I can learn about students and from students. I also enjoy project-based learning.”

The Online School Experience at Iowa Connections Academy

Ms. Hayslip believes an education at Iowa Connections Academy helps prepare students for a bright and successful future. It does this, in part, by giving them the opportunity to develop independent learning skills while providing the support they may need.”

Message for Families Considering Online School

According to Ms. Hayslip, parents thinking of enrolling at Iowa Connections Academy should know that “their child will be taught by caring, content area experts committed to providing each child the very best education possible.”

Students here learn to advocate for themselves and make use of the resources provided to reach their potential.

— Ms. Hayslip

Ms. Hayslip’s Personal Interests

“I love to spend time outside kayaking, hiking, and camping. I also love gardening and spending time with family,” reports Ms. Hayslip.