Florinda Hayes
  • Florinda Hayes | Pre-K

    My name is Florinda Hayes, Pre-K Teacher at Hillcrest. I was born and raised in Plainview, Texas. I have 2 daughters, Leslie Hayes, my oldest graduated from UNT, and Noel Hayes is a fulltime student at Texas Tech. I attended public schools first grade thru 12th grade, and I graduated from PHS in 1981. In 1984 I was hired at Thunderbird as a Bilingual Second grade assistant for 5 years; I transferred to Hillcrest in August 1989 as a Bilingual Kindergarten Assistant for another 5 years.  I was working under Linda Mendoza, whom encouraged me to further my education as a teacher, and this is how it all began. I loved my job as an assistant, so in January 1990 I started attending Wayland Baptist University and received my BA in Elementary Education in May 1996. I love my job as an educator, and have been in the field 33 years; It has been an amazing journey!