Partners in Education 

Vision: To enrich the learning experience for Cobb’s children so that all learners will engage in life-long learning.  This will develop both a strong academic foundation, skills and values to successfully engage in community life and a career.

Our Purpose: Partners in Education is designed to establish a voluntary relationship between a business/organization and a school in order to:

·       Support and enrich the education of students

·       Encourage and support school, faculty and staff

·       Promote community strength and identify needs

·       Provide business employees/organization members the opportunity to bring business into the schools by working with students and teachers 

Over the years Hayes Elementary School has worked closely with our community to continue to grow into the great school that it is today!  Our Partners In Education have invested their time, talents and resources to support Hayes.  It is a goal of the Chamber of Commerce and Hayes Elementary to make our partnerships mutually beneficial.  Partnerships should be about both parties giving and receiving.  We are excited about the ways that we can give back to our partners this year with student art work, patronage of businesses, assist partners with community service projects and lots more.  We are so grateful for everything that our Partners in Education do, from extra funding, services and volunteer support, to help Hayes continue to charge forward in education.   

Pictures from our Partner Events

Walton Communities Fall Festival


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The Zaxby's Mascot Visits Hayes

Blessings for Backpacks at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church

On the Border:
Kennesaw, GA 30144 Linda Hardge Email: 

Stevi B’s

2500 Dallas Hwy Marietta, GA 30064 - Shelley Callico, Email:


 Minuteman Press North Cobb Parkway, Suite G Kennesaw, GA 30152 – Rick Young Phone:


Lifebridge Church

3501 Loring Road Suite 140 Kennesaw, GA 30152 Phone: 770.422.3010, Becca Sellman Email:

Mathnasium West Marietta

3405 Dallas Hwy SW Suite 502 Marietta, GA 30064, Lola Ajayi Email:

Walton Communities

2181 Newmarket Pkwy Marietta, GA 30067 Pat Newman:

Eaton Chiropractic

2847 S. Main Street Kennesaw, GA 30144 Dr. Cris Welsh Email:


1640 Old Why 41 Kennesaw, GA 30152 Chad Heller Email:

Sparkles Family Fun Center

1000 McCollum Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144 Diane Adams email:



Metropolitan Dental Associates

840 Kennesaw Ave, Suite 2 Marietta, GA 30060 Samantha Lewis Email:

 Melissa Krudwig Banner 

Melissa Krudwig @ Atlanta Communities  Email:

Melissa is a fellow Hayes parent and a longtime Partner in Education. The Bear of Real Estate and the Think Melissa Team are the #1 Sales Team. They are here to help you or others buy or sell Real Estate now or in the future. They are very protective of their clients and of their clients’ interests. They are skilled at avoiding real estate "bear traps" that can catch Buyers and Sellers unaware. As full service Real Estate Consultants, Melissa and her team of Real Estate professionals provide services tailored to their Sellers' and Buyers' needs. They were featured on the JAN 2015 cover of the Top Agent Magazine in Georgia and were named the # 1 Sales Team for a second time. Their Buyer's Agent / Director of Buyer's Services, Angie Chavez, was named the #1 Buyer's Agent and their Closing Coordinator, Kim Schoenbachler, was named the Top Administrator. Also, Melissa and Angie are award winning members of their Board of Realtors. Melissa and her team have over 28 years of Real Estate Experience. Please take a moment to read their client reviews on: You can follow them on Facebook to receive recipes, local community information, and more. 

New Salem Baptist Church

836 New Salem Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152  Nick Pepper Cell: Email:

Sanctuary Church

700 Mars Hill Rd, GA 30152 Heather Canup, Email:


Marietta Lost Mountain Golden Kiwanis Club

#K15190  - Paul Williams


Kirkwood Presbyterian Church

618 Acworth Due West Road


Chick Fil-A

830 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy Nw
Kennesaw,GA 30144


Big Shanty Barber Shop

2893 North Main St NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

(770) 499-9255

Gymnastics of ATL

Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta
2995 N. Cobb Parkway
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Pinnacle Performance Solutions
Rick Hons


Horace Mann
2627 Sandy Plains Rd Ste 201
Marietta, GA 30066

Cassandra Stiff