Helen Edwards Early Childhood Center is named after Mrs. Helen Edwards. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. R.L. McKinney. She attended Thorps Springs Christian College, East Texas University and received her B.S. Degree in Home Economics from North Texas University in 1939. She received her Master of Education Degree from Southern Methodist University in 1950.
Mrs. Edwards taught 5th and 6th grade and Home Economics in Ola Rural School from 1929-1940. After 1941 she taught 2nd grade in Kaufman and directed Summer Head Start from 1965 until 1977. Mrs. Edwards served as principal for four years from 1973-1977.