Welcome to my website! My name is Aimee Haygood and I am a mathematics teacher at Woods Charter School. I grew up in a very small town by the name of Yatesville, Georgia. Actually, it would paint a more accurate picture to say I grew up on a dairy farm in the country with my parents and 3 younger sisters. My only neighbors were relatives including my grandparents, great grandmother, aunt, uncle and cousins. Growing up on the farm was fun. I spent a lot of time outdoors riding bikes, horses and 4-wheelers, driving trucks, playing in creeks and building forts through elementary and middle school.
During high school, I dedicated a lot of my time to sports, specifically basketball. By the time I was a sophomore, it was clear that I had a good chance of playing basketball in college. I chose to attend Augusta State University where I earned a degree in Mathematics. I was a member of the Lady Jaguar Basketball Team for 4 years and the Cross Country Team for 3 years. During my sophomore year at ASU, I started working in the campus math lab a couple of hours each day. The experience of helping others be successful in some my favorite courses helped me decide that I wanted to become a math teacher.
After college (January 2000) I accepted my first teaching job at Carrington Middle School and I moved to Durham, NC. I met my wife, Jenn, shortly after moving to Durham. In 2003, I accepted a position teaching high school math at Chapel Hill High School. In 2008, my first son, Levi, was born and just over 2 years later and only two days after my first white Christmas, my second son, Ace, was born.
In the spring of 2014, I was offered a high school math position at Woods and here I am! I could tell Woods was a happy place from the first time I walked in the door. I’m grateful to be teaching at such a wonderful school.
My hobbies as an adult are much like my childhood hobbies. I enjoy being with my family and being outdoors. My favorite activities are hiking, riding bikes, running, traveling, cooking, paddle boarding, boating, water skiing, playing cards and being with family and friends. I love being a teacher and I love being a mom. In both roles, I see one of my greatest responsibilities as encouraging and teaching kids to do hard things and never give up!