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About Our School

The Hayes School of Wonder is a privately owned school 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.

 

Objectives:
We value hands on, interactive, child-led learning, which includes:

  • Wanda’s garden

  • Community outreach

  • Music

  • Outdoor learning

Our play facilitators 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 expect students to develop a sense of wonder at the world around them, as well as develop educational and emotional growth through play.

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

Meet Our Team

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Charlotte Pope

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!

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Chelsea Hopkins

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.

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Rachel Bach

Assistant Director

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 and 1 daughter. They attend and serve at Citizen's Church in Plano. She previously taught kindergarten. She loves learning and wants to instill that love in children.

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Rebekah Pitts

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.

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Mrs. Allison

Play Facilitator

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.

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Mrs. Ashley

Play Faciltator

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.

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Mrs. Crystal

Play Facilitator

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.

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Mrs. Danielle

Play Facilitator

Danielle grew up on the island of Kaua’i. There, she married her high school sweetheart and had their daughter. To her, working with young children is more than just a job, it’s a passion. She enjoys photography, baking, music, and going on coffee shop dates with her family.

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Miss Jaimie

Play Facilitator

Jaimie grew up in Coppell where she now works as an artist and writer. She loves nature, animals and all things creative.

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Mrs. Lauren

The Cottage Play Facilitator

Lauren grew up in Dallas, Tx and graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She is married to Andrew and they have 2 children. Lauren attends church at Irving Bible Church. She has been an education teacher for 10 years. Her passion is to help guide children to be a light in the world.

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Mrs. Liza

Play Facilitator

Liza was born and raised in Congo, Africa. She came to America in 2006 where she married her husband.  She has 3 beautiful children. She loves blue and butterflies. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and dancing. She wants to teach children who they are and why they were created. She attends church at Cross City Church.

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Mrs. Monica

Play Facilitator

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!

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Mrs. Sarahi

Play Facilitator

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.

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