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Highland Park High School Administrative Team 

Walter Kelly, HPHS Principal
(214) 780-3708

It is my pleasure and privilege to serve the students, teachers and families of Highland Park High School as Principal. Before my service at Highland Park, I taught science and served as principal of three other schools including Telluride High School and Telluride Middle School, Richardson West Junior High and Lake Highlands High School.  I also serve as Co-Chair of the Principals’ Center Advisory Board of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

I relish the opportunity to see our students in class, on the stage, on the court and on the field, as I am inspired daily with the abilities and work of our students. Beyond my work, my wife is an elementary administrator and my son is an HPISD 6th grader.

Administrative Assistant: Mari Schaefer (214) 780-3708


Erica Castille Redman, HPHS Associate Principal
(214) 780-3712

Dr. Redman, a member of the Highland Park High School staff since 2012, has previously served as a science teacher and as an administrator in both Frisco ISD and Richardson ISD.

"As a former STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) principal, Erica brings significant insight and knowledge and will serve as an excellent resource for our teachers and students through her instructional leadership," Principal Walter Kelly says.


Originally from South Louisiana, where most of her family still resides, she earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1999, as well as a master's degree in Education Administration in 2004, superintendent certification in 2009, and doctorate in Educational Administration in 2018, all from Texas A & M - Commerce


Dr. Redman says, "I am honored to serve the staff, students and families within this community and I hope to be able to support the excellent instruction that takes place here."


She lives in Richardson with her husband, Matt, also in public education, and her three stepsons.

Kelly Moeller, HPHS Assistant Principal for Students A-E (214) 780-3703

Dr. Kelly Moeller began her teaching career as an English teacher in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program in Fukushima, Japan. She also served as principal of St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School and as assistant principal at Berkner High School, after teaching English as a Second Language at The Brown Schools in Dallas and at Forest Meadow Junior High in Richardson ISD. 

HPHS Principal Walter Kelly says that, "in addition to her expertise as an assistant principal and principal, she is known for her thoughtfulness and for supporting the needs of students and families in personal ways. Those who have worked with her have praised her professional knowledge and hard work, as well as her dedication to her students."


Dr. Moeller received her bachelor's degree from SMU. She earned her master's degree, doctorate and superintendent certification from Texas A&M University - Commerce.

Administrative Assistant: Stephanie Kilgore (214) 780-3723

Ken Fox, HPHS Assistant Principal for Students F–Le
(214) 780-3702
Dr. Ken Fox received his bachelor’s degree in American studies from Colby College, a master’s in American studies from the University of Iowa, and a master’s and doctorate in educational administration from the University of North Texas. In addition to his 15 years as assistant principal at HPHS, he has 16 years of experience as a grades 7—12 English and social studies teacher and basketball coach, working in schools in Maine, Germany and Texas. He also has taught undergraduate courses in English composition and literature at Iowa, UNT, and North Central Texas College. 

Dr. Fox looks forward each day to serving the students, faculty, and staff of Highland Park High School by helping to foster a campus environment in which all HPHS students may "Enter to Learn - Go Forth to Serve."

Administrative Assistant: Lisa Henly (214) 780-3710

Katie Mottram, Assistant Principal for Students Lf–R
(214) 780-3705

Ms. Mottram previously served as Assistant Principal at J.J. Pearce High School and as an Instructional Specialist and French teacher at Lake Highlands High School, both in Richardson ISD. She earned her principal certification and her master's degree from the University of North Texas, and her bachelor's degree from SMU. She enjoys being a Highland Park Scot and is honored for the opportunity to serve the students, teachers, and parents of HPHS.

Administrative Assistant : Holly Mathews (214) 780-3709

Troy Gray, Assistant Principal for Students S-Z

(214) 780-3704

Mr. Gray received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and his Masters in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas.  He began his teaching career as a first-grade physical education teacher in Harrah, Oklahoma, and he has taught secondary health, and biology.  He comes to HPISD from Winfree Academy Charter School in North Richland Hills where he served as Principal.  He previously served as an assistant principal at Richardson High School and as Principal at Westwood Junior High Math, Science and Leadership Magnet School in the Richardson ISD.
Mr. Gray looks forward to supporting HPHS students and faculty as well as building positive relationships with all of HPISD's educational stakeholders.

Administrative Assistant: Courtney Gilpin (214) 780-3714 GilpinC@HPISD.ORG