|Family & Friends|
|Family:|| Jerald Hayfer (husband)|
Kelly Hayfer (daughter)
|Enemies:|| Drake Parker|
|First appearance:||Mean Teacher|
|Last appearance:||Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (cameo)|
|Portrayed By:||Julia Duffy|
Linda Alice Hayfer is a recurring character on Drake & Josh.
She is portrayed by Julia Duffy.
She is Drake and Josh's English teacher. She adores Josh, due to his hard-working personality, but hates Drake due to his consistently poor performance in school. In fact, her catchphrase is "I hate you, Drake", with Drake responding, "I know". She also always says "To the nurse!", which is her own bizarre way by telling people to leave her classroom.
Mrs. Hayfer also has a daughter named Kelly, who Drake briefly dated, much to her discontent. In "Honor Council", she comes into the classroom to find her car parked where Drake and Josh's seats were originally and accuses Drake of putting the car there, but her star student, Mindy, was the real culprit. In this episode, it was said that her first name was "Alice". However, in "Vicious Tiberius", her name is shown in a video as Linda Hayfer. She also appears in the television film, Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh while Drake is driving his car.
- She has a vicious Rottweiler dog named "Tiberius".
- She hates Drake and likes Josh a lot, which contrasts how most people feel about the brothers.
- Mrs. Hayfer's last name was inspired by Steve Hoefer (who works with Dan Schneider), whose last name is pronounced 'Hayfer'.
- She and Helen Dubois seem to have somewhat flipped personalities: Mrs. Hayfer dislikes Drake, but adores Josh, while Helen dislikes Josh, but adores Drake.
- No one in class laughs at her jokes according to Vicious Tiberius.
- In Honor Council, the closed-captions misspelled Hayfer as Haeffer.