Walter Kelly Named HPHS Principal

Highland Park High School has a brand new boss. Effective  July 1, Walter Kelly, of Richardson, will replace retiring principal Patrick Cates.

Kelly served as principal of Richardson ISD’s Lake Highlands High School beginning in 2008, and Richardson West Middle School from 2004 to 2008. He has also been principal of Telluride High School and Middle School in Telluride, Colo., and assistant principal of Austin’s S.F. Austin High School and Eanes’ Hill Country Middle School.

Says Superintendent Dawson Orr: “Walter Kelly is an outstanding educator, communicator, and mentor whose proven track record at pursuing and maintaining excellence makes him a perfect fit at Highland Park High School.”

Pick up this week’s issue of Park Cities People for more details.

7 thoughts on “Walter Kelly Named HPHS Principal

  • June 9, 2010 at 10:21 am
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    He was principal of Lake Highlands High School – not Richardson HS.

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  • June 9, 2010 at 10:44 am
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    You’re quite right – thanks! I spit that out a little too fast. Post has been changed above.

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  • June 9, 2010 at 11:04 am
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    Can’t wait to read this week’s paper. I look forward to getting to know him a bit more.

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  • June 9, 2010 at 10:53 pm
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    for pete’s sake,
    he has know idea what
    he is in for.
    best of luck!

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  • June 11, 2010 at 6:45 pm
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    Wondering — will this guy have to deal with the wacky band director mentioned in previous postings? If so, I hope he “has a pair”…looks can be deceiving but I’m sure he is a capable and competent administrator. Good luck to him.

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  • June 13, 2010 at 11:28 pm
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    I’ve talked to some of my friends who go to Lake Highlands and they have said a lot of good things about Mr. Kelly. I think that the district did a good job in selecting a new principal.

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