Highland Park High School Administrative Team

Walter Kelly

(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 3rd grader.


Administrative Assistant:  Mari Schaefer  (214) 780-3708  schaefm@hpisd.org




Erica Castille Redman

Associate Principal
(214) 780-3712


Redman, in her fifth year at Highland Park High School, 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," Kelly said.

Mrs. Redman is 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, and a master's degree in Education Administration from Texas A&M - Commerce in 2004 and her superintendent certification from Texas A & M – Commerce in 2009.

Redman said, "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."

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





Kelly Moeller

Assistant Principal for Students A - E
(214) 780-3703

Dr. Kelly Moeller comes to HPISD from St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School where she has served as principal since 2012. She began her teaching career as an English teacher in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program in Fukushima, Japan. She also served as an 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. 


"We are excited to welcome Dr. Kelly Moeller to the HPHS administration team as Assistant Principal," HPHS Principal Walter Kelly said. "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. 

"I am blessed and honored to be given the opportunity to be a member of the HPISD team," Dr. Moeller said. "I look forward to collaborating with students, faculty and parents to ensure academic excellence for all students." 


Administrative Assistant:  Stephanie Kilgore  (214) 780-3723  kilgors@hpisd.org


Ken Fox

Assistant Principal for Students F – Le 
(214) 780-3702

Dr. Ken Fox received his bachelor’s degree in American studies from Colby College in Maine, 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 13 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, and 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  henlyl@hpisd.org

Katie Mottram

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

Ms. Mottram has served as Assistant Principal at J.J. Pearce High School since 2014, and previously served 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 :  Ann Baker  (214) 780-3709   bakerl@hpisd.org

Evan Heckmann

Assistant Principal for Students S - Z
(214) 780-3704

Heckmann, a 1991 HPHS graduate, is in his sixth year at HPHS.

When asked about his time here, he shared this, “It is truly an honor to be a part of the excellence that is Highland Park High School.  Serving the students, parents, faculty, and staff of Highland Park is a dream come true. I am extremely excited to help the HPHS family continue to achieve greatness. GO SCOTS!”

He served as principal at Palmer Middle School from 2010 to 2012 where he was honored as the Region 10 Middle School Principal of the Year. He previously served as grade level principal and math department supervisor at Little Elm High School, as principal at Hyde Park Baptist High School, and as assistant principal at Ennis and Forney High Schools.

Mr. Heckmann earned his bachelor's degree from Texas A&M in 1999, his master's degree in Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2003, and completed the Superintendent Certification Program through Lamar University in 2014.

He is the assistant principal in charge of students whose last names begin with S-Z. He also works closely with the Social Studies, Athletics, and P.E. departments.  Additionally he is the administrative liaison to the Highland Belles Drill Team.

"Evan brings significant experience as an innovative educational leader who understands the needs of our students and community," Principal Walter Kelly said. "He's a great fit, and he's thrilled to be working at his alma mater."

Mr. Heckmann lives in Richardson with his wife, an elementary school librarian, and their son.

Administrative Assistant:  Courtney Nevil  (214) 780-3714  nevilc@hpisd.org