Phone: 734-744-2725


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Mrs. Kerry Budai

Welcome to Kindergarten 

Dear Parents,                                                                                 Sept. 3, 2019


              Hello and welcome to Kindergarten!  My name is Kerry Budai and I will be your child’s teacher this year.  I have been at Hayes for 23 years. 17 of them were in 1st grade, and one year I taught 2nd grade. I am so excited to be teaching kindergarten again.  This is my 5th year in Kindergarten and I LOVE it!  I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to work with you and your child.  I believe teaching stems from teamwork.  There are three components of this team- your child, yourself, and me.  Together we can reach so many new heights and have so many wonderful experiences. I can’t wait!

        Here is a little bit of information about me.  I attended Michigan State University where I obtained a master and bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. GO STATE!! I live in Novi but have completed all my schooling in Livonia.  I have been married for 19 years to Mr. Budai. He is a very busy guy.  He is a Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer. I have a 17-year-old son named Austin.  He is a senior this year.  It will be a very emotional year for me. I also have a 14-year-old daughter named Riley.  She will be a freshman.  One starting and one ending. They are the joy of our lives.  I certainly can relate to the overwhelming love you have for your child.  I’m excited to watch your child grow and share in this wonderful experience of first grade. Oh, I also have a Hananese puppy named Nyssa, two crazy cats- Izzy and Loki, and a ball python named Thor (He is super cool). 

        As a classroom teacher, I know kindergarten is one of the most important grades.  I believe my goals are similar to yours for your child’s success. Our classroom is set up to promote academic growth, play, safety, love, comfort, and positive outcomes.  I feel every child is a learner and grows at his or her individual pace.  I will continue to create a classroom which shows respect for all learners and is a place where your child will be safe and loved.   Again, I hope we can work together as a team and I am certain this will be a successful year.

        I look forward to meeting you at our Curriculum/Open House on Sept. 12.

        Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or comments at any time by e-mail, note or in person (unfortunately, the phones don’t ring in our room after school starts). Thank you and I look forward to a great year.



Kerry A. Budai

Hayes  (743)744–2725