Phone: 254-772-4286


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Ms. Haley Dean

It is an honor to be at Hillcrest PDS Elementary School serving as principal for the third year.  I’m very excited to continue elevating Hillcrest as a fine arts magnet school. My wish is to lead with the heart of a mother, the mind of an educator, and the spirit of a servant leader. I've served in education for 20+ years as a teacher, instructional coach, and assistant principal. I began my career in Conroe ISD in 2002 and joined Waco ISD in 2009. 

I received a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Lamar University, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Principal Certification from Lamar University. 

In addition to my role as an educator, I am the mother to three children, Aiden (18), Lillie (17), and Macy (13). They are very active young people who enjoy sports, the outdoors, music, and school.

As we plan for a new school year, our focus will be to ensure that:

  • every child, every day feels valued,
  • every child, every day is being empowered and challenged by new learnings and experiences, and
  • every child, every day knows they have a champion they can count on.

I look forward to working with HPDS students and families to create a positive, learning environment for all. Please feel free to contact me