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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
By Hayes Photography
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Join me in congratulating Ryan Knotowicz Class of 2020 senior from Wayne Central High School! Mom informed me that he received an Advanced Regions Diploma and finished up on the honor roll. Throughout the spring semester of quarantining, this young man kept up a positive attitude and completed his senior journey. Now he's heading off to SUNY Polytechnic Institute to study Mechanical Engineering Technology. Phew! Way over my head!! Awesome job Ryan!

Ryan and his mom chose the Classic Session which allows for an hour on my wooded property. Hunting is one of his favorite things to do so we also incorporated some dramatic lighting in the woods for him to display his bow technique. I'm able to take advantage of some structures around my home to give a different feel beyond the "park-like" images too.

Quiet, but confident, Ryan did a terrific job. I know he'll be successful in all he chooses to do and I wish him the very best. I want to thank he and his mom for choosing Hayes Photography for their senior portrait needs.


Saturday, August 11, 2018
By Hayes Photography
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Each and every person that I met in relation to this project inspired me one way or the other.  Kim opened my eyes to the various challenges faced by educators who work with the developmentally disabled student. Her story speaks to the desire to help, always help, those in need.  That desire evolved and has turned into a passion that is very clear when you see her at work in her classroom.  She provides a calm and positive environment for students and staff which, in turn, gets positive results.

In her words:

My teaching passion started as a nursing student in my last clinical rotation. I was asked to teach a third grade class about the parts of the human eye. I was so excited and prepared a great lesson. I went home and told my husband (at the time) that I was going back to school to be a teacher. This is where my teaching adventure started. Through many discouraging situations including a divorce, being a single mom of an infant, working three to four jobs, having no health care, no pay on vacations, summer and holidays, and never giving up on my passion, I can say I am honored to teach in the Webster Central School District. I get to grow and learn from my students every day -- just as much as they grow and learn. I love going to work and have finally found my career home.


Kimberly Dobson

Special Education Teacher

Schlegel Road Elementary


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