About Our School
The Hayes School of Wonder is a privately owned preschool by Charlotte Pope who has over 30 years of childcare experience and has worked enthusiastically to provide care for all children. The children served by The Hayes School of Wonder will be surrounded with experiences that will foster physical, social, academic, emotional, cognitive, and above all spiritual growth.
We value hands on and interactive learning, which includes:
Music and Wonder time
Our teachers are trained to equip students in multiple facets for their early development.
We partner with parents to maximize the learning experience that begins in the classroom.
By the end of the school year, we not only expect students to reach educational milestones, but to also develop a sense of wonder at the world around them.
The Hayes School of Wonder is founded upon the values and legacy inspired by Roland and Wanda Hayes. Their love for people and education compels us to provide a quality learning experience for the next generation.
In loving memory
Meet Our Team
Owner and Founder
Charlotte was born in Malawi, Africa, where her parents, Roland and Wanda Hayes were missionaries. She married her high school sweetheart, Mike, is a mother to five, and "Grammy" to her many grandchildren. She has 30+ years of experience in child development, including teaching and directing all ages of children at churches, and in various pre-school settings. She believes very strongly that the first years of life are so critical in the development of becoming the people God wants us to be. She is excited about what God has done with The Hayes School and how He continues to work - to Him be all the Glory!
Director and Co-Founder
Chelsea is Charlotte's youngest daughter. She and her husband, Shane, have 3 boys and 1 girl and attend Irving Bible Church. Chelsea has a degree in business from The University of Texas at Arlington and has a background in finance. She loves working with families and helping students to learn more about God and the world around them.
Rachel grew up in Richardson, TX and graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor’s in Education. She is married to Jordan and they have 1 son, Sam. They attend and serve at Citizen's Church in Plano campus. She previously taught kindergarten. She loves learning and wants to instill that love in children.
Supporting Consultant and Co-Founder
Rebekah is Charlotte's oldest daughter. She and her husband, Jaron, have 2 daughters. Rebekah graduated from Christ for the Nations Bible Institute with a degree in Practical Theology. Rebekah attends church at The Branch and currently serves as a core member of the Hayes School leadership team, and as a consultant.
Even though she didn’t grow up in Texas, Allison is so happy to call Texas home. She really enjoys spending time with family and friends and being a mom to her one year old. She loves teaching at Hayes and helping kids learn new things. She especially loves to share God’s Word, the good news about Jesus, and the wonder of God’s creations.
Ashley and her husband, Chase, have three wonderful children- 2 boys and 1 girl. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with her Bachelor’s in Psychology, and from Texas Woman’s University with her Master’s degree in Counseling and Development. She currently works for a local counseling center and loves to dedicate time at The Hayes School of Wonder as well. She enjoys being a part of instilling the love of God and learning into the hearts and minds of little ones.
Crystal attended San Jacinto Central for cosmetology and then transferred to University of Houston Clearlake for early education. She is married to Michael and they have 2 daughters and 2 dogs. She loves anything pink, crafting painting, decorating, and anything to do with organizing.
Grace is from the Philippines. She is married with two kids. She volunteers in the Children’s Ministry at Irving Bible Church. She loves to sing worship songs and do crafts. She also loves to draw! Within God’s plan and perfect timing, she plans to go back to school to continue her education.
Hannah attended Dallas Baptist University and has a degree in Elementary Education. She was blessed to be able to serve at HSW previously and then went on to teach 2nd grade. She is married to Garrett and they recently had their first baby boy, Davis. She is thrilled to be back serving at HSW in this new season. She loves teaching little ones about the love of God and seeing them discover the world.
Jaimie grew up in Coppell where she now works as an artist and writer. She loves nature, animals and all things creative.
Monica is deep rooted in West Texas but married her city guy from Dallas on a blind date while attending TWU for early childhood education. They have 2 daughters and 2 pets. They attend The Branch Church and she loves serving in their children's ministry. Having many years of experience with young children along with witnessing the evolution of early childhood education, she is eager to keep learning and discovering the next best thing for our future generations. Not only just creating more innovative, creative little thinkers but on how to have a personal relationship with our Heavenly Father!
Nancy grew up in India. She and her husband, Rakesh, have two daughters and a son. She has a Master’s degree in Arts and Early Childhood Education from India. She has a long experience working with children of various age groups.
Sarahí grew up in Dallas, Texas. She and her husband have 3 kids and a pug together. She enjoys working with young children and is excited to work at The Hayes School of Wonder.