Phone: 512-759-5420

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science, Texas Tech University Master of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies University of Texas at Arlington Speech 8-12 English 8-12 English as Second Language 8-12 Principal EC-12

Mr. Drew McConnaughhay

Mr. McConnaughhay is currently in his 11th year with Hutto ISD.  In his time at Hutto, he has served as an assistant principal at both Hutto High School and Farley Middle School.  In addition, he has served for the last three years as the principal at Hutto ISD's School of Choice, the River Horse Academy.  Before moving to administration, Mr. McConnaughhay taught English I at Hutto High School and was the head basketball coach for the 2015 District Champion Lady Hippos.  Mr. McConnaughhay joined Hippo Nation in 2013 having moved his family from Copperas Cove, TX where he taught Professional Communication and coached girls basketball and track.

Prior to working in education, Mr. McConnaughhay served in the United States Coast Guard as both a search & rescue boat crewman and a Federal Boarding Officer.  This choice of service was inspired by traveling the world with his father, Chaplain Don McConnaughhay, U.S. Army (Retired) through seven different states and two different countries; Mr. McConnaughhay was also able to serve during this time through mission work in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mr. McConnaughhay obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Texas Tech University and his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Instruction through UT-Arlington.

Mr. McConnaughhay is married to Angelice McConnaughhay who is the principal's secretary at Farley Middle School.  They are proud parents of Kade and Kaylianne who are both students at Hutto ISD.  During his leisure time, Mr. McConnaughhay enjoys spending time with family, camping, and bow hunting in Texas and Arkansas.  Mr. McConnaughhay, and his family, are proud to live in Hutto and are blessed to be a part of Hippo Nation!

Mr. McConnaughhay states, “I consider myself very blessed to have the privilege of serving my community and Hutto ISD as the Principal of the NGC.  I firmly believe that my purpose on this earth is to serve the betterment of my community and its people, and am proud to serve this purpose by inspiring 9th grade students to perform "Above the Line!"

Principals' Secretary

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Mrs. Kayra Knight

Hello, my name is Kayra Knight. I am the Campus Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper at the Hutto 9th Grade Center.  Before coming to Hutto, I worked in Pflugerville ISD for almost 16 years as an Administrative Assistant to the Grade Level Assistant Principals and also serving in Round Rock ISD Human Resources Department.  With 23 years of service in the education field in several school districts, I am very proud to be serving in my hometown community.  

My passion for working in education began in 1994 at a Middle School in Fort Worth, TX, where I was the Attendance/Registrar Specialist for the campus. From there, I never left the education field. I have served in many school districts in numerous cities in Texas, including the University level in Georgia as the Senior Secretary to the Director of Student Affairs. I have done pretty much everything in support of day-to-day Administrative work. 

I am inspired daily by my husband and our children and love to spend a lot of quality time with our family. In my spare time, I love to go shopping, traveling and spending time with the newest addition to our family, our grandson.