Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Paula Hoover
Paula Hoover has been the music teacher at Hillcrest PDS since the school opened in 1993. This school year marks her 35th year of teaching. A native of the great state of Missouri, Mrs. Hoover earned her degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. In addition to teaching children, Mrs. Hoover also teaches a field-based music education class for Baylor University. Married for 32 years to her husband, the Hoovers have three daughters who are Hillcrest PDS alums. Hallie is a childcare provider, Helen is in her 4th year of medical school and Harper is a senior at Waco High School. Three cats, Haiku, Half-Pint and Finn complete the family. Mrs. Hoover has fond memories of a childhood filled with learning and making music at home, school and church and strives to help each of her students experience musical joy!