Monique Hyde

BS Human Movement and Elementary Education

Grade 3

As anyone who knows Monique Hyde would agree, she is a teacher able to touch her students’ hearts in a unique and powerful way. Her “I Am God’s Kid!” program, which she developed, guides students to learn their value in the eyes of their Father Creator.  Mrs. Hyde says, “I have a passion to teach and a love for children.  As I teach I will help each student discover his or her vast potential, thus empowering them with endless opportunities to touch the lives of others.”  This is the philosophy that guides her teaching. 

Mrs. Hyde’s talents extend outside the classroom. She loves swimming and over the years has lifeguarded and taught swimming and various aquatics classes such as canoeing and kayaking.  She is an American Red Cross Instructor for Lifeguard Training, Community First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and Water Safety.  Besides working at YMCA and other fitness centers, Mrs. Hyde has enjoyed putting her skills to good use directing aquatic activities at Laurel Lake Camp in Pennsylvania, Camp Blue Ridge in Virginia, Camp Heritage in Missouri, and Indian Creek Camp in Tennessee. 

 Mrs. Hyde has served as a gymnastics coach at each of the schools where she has taught. After coming to AAA she felt our athletic program just wasn’t complete without a gymnastics team so she began the Aerial Jagz.

 Besides her love for water sports and gymnastics, Mrs. Hyde loves to spend time with family outdoors in God’s nature. She loves biking, hiking, rock climbing, camping, hockey, and reptiles.  When Mrs. Hyde is not engaged in some athletic hobby, she may sit down and read a good book from Max Lucado’s Wemmick series, watch a good nature or Bible film like Planet Earth, or listen to contemporary Christian and praise and worship music.