Phone: (254) 772-4286
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Dr. Amy Mathews-Perez
I am proud to be the Principal at Hillcrest PDS - Waco ISD's first Professional Development School! As a PDS, we collaborate with Baylor University in developing new teachers through instruction, guidance and teaching experiences.
I am originally from Waco and a proud product of Waco ISD, having attended Parkdale Elementary, R.L. Smith, Tennyson Middle School and Jefferson Moore High School. I have previously worked in Waco ISD as a teacher at Lake Air Middle School, as a Speech Pathologist and as a Special Education Specialist.
I obtained my Bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas, my Master's degree from Baylor University and my Doctoral degree from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi.
The vast majority of my more than 25 year-long professional career has been in public education....in other words: I love school! I enjoy playing golf, being outdoors, learning new things and I consider myself an optimist. Also, I collect Dr. Seuss items and I believe in continuous improvement.
I am thrilled to be working with and for the amazing staff and students of Hillcrest PDS.