New Principal at Highlands Junior


HIGHLANDS – Dr. Bernie Mulvaney, is the new principal at Highlands Junior School. Mulvaney began his career in education in 1997 as a U.S. History teacher and coach at Furr High School. His experience at Channelview, Houston Christian, Clements, George Bush and Alief Taylor high schools further established him as an instructional leader focused on student success, teaching AP Economics and AP Government and serving as Social Studies Department Head and Senior Team Leader. He also was selected by his teaching peers as leader of the Campus Based Leadership Team. At Aldine MacArthur High School, he served as summer school principal, athletic coordinator and head football coach and was honored by the Aldine ISD Board of Trustees for exemplary leadership.

Mulvaney came to Goose Creek CISD in 2013, where he has served as director of athletics and physical education as well as interim principal. Among his responsibilities as director were overseeing the construction of 10 athletic turf fields, working with the Citizens Bond Advisory Committee and developing a walkthrough protocol for gathering data for physical education. He received the Joe Bill Fox Distinguished Service Award from the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association and has served as UIL District Executive Committee Chair. Mulvaney also has served as an adjunct professor at Lee College and the American College of Education.

Mulvaney and his wife, Stefanie, have two children – Madison, 14, and Kaitlyn, 11.

“I am excited and honored to take on the role of the educational leader for Highlands Junior School. I plan to continue the educational excellence that Mr. Guy started. The Highlands staff and community is second to none, and I look forward to being a member of the HJS family,” Mulvaney said.

Dr. Randal O’Brien, Goose Creek CISD superintendent:

“I believe that Dr. Mulvaney will bring the global perspective that a districtwide director has to the campus. He has served as GCCISD athletic director for the past seven years, including a few stints as interim principal at my request, and I am confident that he will continue the legacy of servant leadership that Mr. Guy exuded throughout his tenure at HJS.”