Steve Hayes is the Director of Bands for the Roanoke-Benson School District in Roanoke, Illinois. Under Steve’s direction, 50% of the Roanoke-Benson High School students are members of the high school band. As a jazz saxophonist, Steve performs with the Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra. Steve was as a quarter finalist for the first ever Grammy Music Teacher of the Year Award. Recently, Steve was selected as one of the 100 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators for 2014.

Steve is one of the founding facilitators of #BYOTchat (http://www.byotchat.com/) on Twitter. He is an ardent supporter of educational technology. In addition to his teaching duties, Steve also serves as his school district’s webmaster. His belief that good teachers should never stop being students was a driving force behind’s Steve’s desire to start #BYOTchat.

Steve lives in Roanoke with his wife, Liz -a special education instructor, and his daughter, Samantha. The Hayes family are supporters of the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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  1. Hi Steve, I know it’s late but I nominated you for the “Blog Of The Year” award. Check it out:

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