Michael Mahoney - New Giddings High School Principal

Michael Mahoney named as Giddings High School Principal

Giddings ISD is happy to announce Michael Mahoney has been hired as the new Principal for Giddings High School.

Mahoney has served as an administrator for Giddings ISD since August of 2017. He has served as Principal of the Giddings Alternative Placement program, Assistant Principal at the Intermediate School, Assistant Principal at the High School, and most recently has served as Principal at the Intermediate School. 

Prior to joining Giddings ISD, Mahoney served as English Department Chair at Flatonia High School, and he taught English at Cedar Creek High School and Flatonia High School.

Mahoney began his career in education after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. Additionally, Mahoney has earned a Masters in Education from Stephen F. Austin University, and a Superintendent Certification from Lamar University.

Giddings ISD Interim Superintendent Shane Holman said, “We are excited to announce Michael Mahoney as the new principal at Giddings High School. Mr. Mahoney has served in multiple roles in Giddings ISD and has been a valuable part of our administration team since 2017. The individuals who have worked with him quickly recognized he had the skills necessary to lead a campus to success. We look forward to Mr. Mahoney leading the high school campus to continued success as he emphasizes the pride and excellence we have all learned to appreciate while working to improve the campus to ensure our students leave Giddings ISD ready for success beyond high school in college or a career.” 

Mahoney commented on the move from GIS to GHS saying, “I have enjoyed my time serving as the Giddings Intermediate School Principal, and I’m so proud of the work our staff and students have done and the culture we have built together. I’m looking forward to working with the Giddings High School students, staff, and local community to ensure our students reach their full potential.”

Regarding GHS Interim Principal Karla Sparks, Superintendent Holman added, “We want to thank Mrs. Karla Sparks for her leadership during her time as the Interim Principal at Giddings High School. We appreciate all that she has done to continue the campus moving forward.” 

During the transition, Mrs. Sparks will manage the day to day operations on the high school campus. Mr. Mahoney will take over planning for the future of the high school campus (including the hiring of new teachers and staff), while continuing in his role as Principal for the Intermediate School.

Giddings ISD is currently accepting applications for the position of Principal for the Intermediate School.