Phone: 828-396-8373


Degrees and Certifications:

Degree: B.S. Social Sciences from ASUCertifications: 6-9 Language Arts and 6-12 Social Studies

Ms. Kim Hayes

Ms. Hayes has been teaching in Caldwell County schools for 27 years. She has taught middle school ELA and SS both at the same time and individually throughout her time in education.  Her original degree is in high school Social Studies, however, she fell in love with middle school and never left once her teaching career began. She has one daughter, Kaitlin, who is a graduate of WPCC, AB Tech, and is a senior at UNCA this year.  She enjoys reading, time with her family, live music, and traveling as much as possible.  Her current duties include teaching middle school ELA at Gateway

Hello Everyone:

As my time here at Gateway and CCS is almost done, I just wanted to say what a privilege it has been to work with so many wonderful students and the most awesome teachers/staff. I will be retiring at the end of this school year, and while I will miss the students and staff, I am excited to start a new chapter in my life.  I look forward to hearing about the many future successes of the students I have taught over the course of my career. I wish each of you good luck in your future endeavors. Reach for the stars, go for the gold, and never stop striving for the life you want to live!


Ms. Hayes 

  • Student Remote Learning Resources:

    - Gateway classes can be accessed using the Google Classroom platform.  Click on the Google Classroom link and use the class codes to access the class.  Assignments and Announcements will be made using Google Classroom and Class Dojo.  Please be sure you are signed up for both services.  Thank you. The links are located in the Homework/Assignments page.

    The curriculum guides for each subject and grade level may be found on the district homepage or NCDPI websites.






  • Middle School Expectations

    •Behave- No Bullying, Fighting, Profanity •Be Safe- Keep your hands to yourself •Be Respectful-No "back talk" or rude attitudes •Be on Task- You are expected to be working on your assignments, doing nothing is not an option here •Be Here- You cannot learn if you are not here, ASK FOR MAKE UP WORK after an absence