Principal Kathleen Sullivan

About the Principal

I arrived in Austin in 1987 to attend the University of Texas, and have lived in Central Texas ever since. I received my BA in Liberal Arts and went on to teach high school and middle school English. In 1998, I received a Masters in Educational Administration from what was then Southwest Texas State University. I have served in both middle and high school assistant principal positions. During the 2005-2006 school year, I served as the interim principal at Westlake High School. I have served as the HCMS principal since 2006.

Middle school is my favorite age to work with! The students are still somewhat childlike, yet they can be sophisticated in their thinking. I love how silly, quirky, and lovable adolescents can be!


Assistant Principal Felix Grimmett

Felix Grimmett is entering his fifth year as an administrator at Hill Country Middle School and 35 th year overall as an educator.  Felix received is Education administrative certification from Kansas State University; Masters Degree in Physical Education from Emporia State University; Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Southwestern College in Kansas.

Having teaching/administrative experiences at the collegiate, high school and at the middle school levels, Felix states that working with middle school students is his passion.  Felix  loves to see students experience success inside and outside the classroom.  Felix admits getting emotional sitting in the audience appreciating HCMS students performing in athletics, band, choir, drama or orchestra. Felix loves the caring attitude he feels from staff and parents working together at HCMS.

Assistant Principal Manjula Nookala

Although I didn't know it at the time, my passion for education began when I was twelve years old when I would ‘convince’ the neighborhood students to attend tutoring with me. Later in college, I studied to become an engineer, and I earned a BS in Computer Science & Engineering, and Mathematics with a minor in Physics. I fell into teaching almost on a dare. Fifteen years later, I am still an educator and have no intention of doing anything else. During these years, and I continued my education, earning two more Master's Degrees in Mathematics Education and Educational Administration.

My teaching career has taken me all over the country, from teaching math in Philadelphia to becoming a mathematics instructional specialist and then an administrator in Austin. Although I have enjoyed teaching college and high school students, I am excited to grow with the Hill Country Middle School Community and Eanes ISD!