Gloria Hayes
Assistant Principal
Riley Child Development Center

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About Me

For 27 years, I have worked in Greenville County Schools.  I began my career teaching second and third grade; and later directed a reading and math lab for grades 1-5.  After receiving my masters degree from Furman University, I taught as a reading specialist.  It was my work teaching young children to read that created my interest in helping parents develop their children’s love for reading.  In 2000, I took a position as a parent educator visiting in homes to encourage families to engage in early literacy activities as part of their daily routine.  As Family Learning Project Director, I supervised parent educators and the Family Literacy program for Greenville County.  In 2009, I came to Riley Child Development Center where I now serve as Assistant Principal.  I recieved my Administration Certification from Clemson University.  

God has blessed me with a wonderful family.  My husband Steven and I have been married over 30 years.  We have 2 sons, a daughter-in-law, and 2 granddaughters. We have a miniature schnauzer named Regen.  I love spending time with my family and being actively involved at church.  I also enjoy running and reading. 


One of my very favorite quotes - “Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius.  Love, love, love.  That is the soul of genius.”  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart