Helga Hufflepuff and the Hufflepuff History
Helga Hufflepuff was one of the founders of Hogwarts, along with Salazaar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Godric Gryffindor. The House that she founded, Hufflepuff, was named after her. Each founder valued certain attributes in the students they allowed into their House. For Hufflepuff, she valued hardwork, honesty, fair play, bravery, and loyalty.
Currently, the Head of Hufflepuff is Professor Sprout, who is also the Herbology teacher.