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Hello, Hawks! It is my pleasure to serve as your Academic Dean, focusing on the areas of instruction, interventions, and advanced academics. I work with our terrific counseling staff to ensure every student receives tailored, high-quality instruction that prepares them for success beyond Hays High
School. We get to come to work and serve the most amazing young adults, and your trust and support in us
is felt on a daily basis. Thank you.
This is my 21st year in education, 16th year as a campus administrator, and 11th year here at the greatest high school in the world! Originally from Houston (go Stros!), I moved to central Texas after graduating from the University of Houston to pursue my graduate degree from Concordia University (it used to be in Austin- that’s how old I am). This area has been home for the last 20+ years; my wife and I live in Kyle and are kept busy by our 4 awesome kids, all of whom attend
Hays CISD schools. If there is ever anything I can do to assist you, please let me know.
Lead Assistant Principal
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Tonya Kallfelz has devoted 24 years to serving students, educators, and families in Central Texas High Schools. She began her teaching career in Austin ISD where she invested 16 years in education as a teacher, dyslexic designee and academy coordinator. During her time in Austin, she provided engaging programs and opportunities for students to get involved in schools and have a place where they felt a sense of belonging. Mrs. Kallfelz was a Director of the Year Semifinalist with the Texas Dance Educators Association and was named Arts and Humanities Teacher of the Year. In May 2012, Mrs. Kallfelz earned her Masters in Administrative Education from Concordia University and spent the next two years developing, coaching and mentoring educators as well as providing support systems that would meet the needs of all students. Mrs. Kallfelz made her transition into administration as Assistant Principal at Hays High School in Hays CISD and quickly became the Lead Assistant Principal. In this capacity she has been responsible for providing instructional support to the campus and with English Language Learners. She is dedicated to improving academic outcomes for all students and ensuring they are prepared for college and career experiences. Mrs. Kallfelz work also includes developing teachers and staff in their leadership capabilities through campus opportunities and programs. When Mrs. Kallfelz is not working, you can find her playing golf, watching her son’s play soccer, or taking trips with her family.
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I am Tim Jacobson, and my family and I moved to Texas in 2007. I am currently in my 9th year
as an assistant principal and have experienced 4 amazing years as AP at Hays High School. I have
worked in HCISD since 2014. I am a family man and proud father of two. I love to hunt, fish and
turn wrenches on motorcycles and anything else that contains an engine. After receiving my
undergraduate degree from George Fox University in Social Studies Teaching (and playing on the
GFU Bruin Basketball Team), I worked for 14 years in Alaska as a teacher and coach. I earned a
Masters Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Montana in 2009. My
passion is supporting students, staff and community with a deep desire to bring people together.
I celebrate our differences and feel that we are stronger together as we employ each of our individual strengths to solve problems. I welcome the opportunity to meet you. Please feel free to reach out either by phone or email.
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9th-11th Grade (A-Gray)
Hello! My name is Joe Mitchell. This is my first year at Hays HS, but my 6th year in Hays CISD. I have spent
the last 5 years at Wallace Middle School, serving first as the Campus Instructional Coach and then as an
Assistant Principal for the last 4 years. I am an educator at heart and taught High School Social Studies in
Austin ISD for 5 years. I have a Bachelors Degree in History, a Masters Degree in Political Science and a
Master of Education in Educational Administration. I am a longtime resident of the area and both of my sons
attend Hays CISD schools. I am proud to be part of the Hays CISD community and I look forward to working
with all of the parents, guardians, students, teachers and staff of Hays High School. GO HAWKS!!!
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9th-11th Grade (Gregory-Parsons)
My name is Richard Ramirez and I am an assistant principal at Here at Hays HS. I have been here , going
on 13 years. Before arriving at Hays HS I served as an educator in the valley, working at three different high schools, a middle school, and an elementary school. I completed my graduate degree at the University of Texas at RGV Campus and my Bachelor’s Degree at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos Texas.
I am originally from the Central Texas area. While I am not proudly serving the great, great Hays High School community I spend my free time on a roadbike, completing lots of DIY around the house, camping, and
doing yardwork. If there is anything I can do for your child here at Hays HS please feel free to give me a call.
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9th-11th Grade (Partain-Z)
Hello, my name is Earrick Stigall, and I am serving in my forth year as an Assistant Principal at HHS. Before I
accepted my current position at HHS, I served two years at Nacogdoches High School as an Assistant
Principal. Before my step into Educational Administration. I was employed for three years at Nacogdoches
ISD as a Teacher and Coach. Prior to NHS, I was employed at GETCAP Head Start as the Developmental
Specialist for 12 years. While at GETCAP Head Start, I ensured that children with disabilities receive a free
and appropriate education, served as administrator for all ARD and IEP committees, and developed and
maintained mental health contracts with outside entities. Implemented a mental health curriculum, a
program-wide behavior modification plan, and supervised Developmental staff at five locations. I also
conducted yearly observations on 32 classrooms, developed program-wide training schedules, along with many other administrative duties.
I possess a Master of Special Education and Bachelor of Art in Rehabilitation Science Counseling. I also hold teacher certifications in Special Education (Grades EC-12), Generalist (Grades EC-6), Generalist (Grades 4-8), Social Studies (Grades 7-12), and a certification in Educational Leadership (Grades EC-12). As an educator I strive to ensure a family friendly environment where everyone feels welcome, promote lifelong learning, and we as professionals must remember that we are obligated to meet every student’s educational needs. Educators must let their students know that they care and that they are there to support all students. No matter what the climate of the school or the culture of the community, the educator must build a positive relationship between the two. While in the workplace, the educator must set norms that will require everyone to respect each other. When professional standards are established, students and staff will begin to perform more productively, and a positive campus identity emerges.
Educators are challenged daily because of the many different dynamics that an educational environment present; we must ensure that each educational opportunity is executed with the highest of quality. I feel that my education and variety of professional experiences over the last 20 years has prepared me to be a lifelong educator. On a personal note, I have been married to my wife Deatrick for 16 years and have two children, Endia (13) and Eyan (11).