Zach Freed

Phone: 512.533.6192

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Bachelor of Science in Communication - Grand Valley State University (2005), Masters in Educational Leadership - University of Texas at Arlington (2011)

Zach Freed

Assistant Principal, 9th Grade Students (Lo-Z)

Mr. Freed is excited to be at LTHS after working 5 years at Lake Travis Middle School. Prior to working in LTISD, Mr. Freed taught and coached at Cy Fair High School and Pearce Middle School (Austin ISD).

Looking for adventure upon graduation from Grand Valley State University (Michigan) in 2005, Mr. Freed moved to Texas. The Lone Star State quickly became his permanent home when he met a fiery Texan. After getting married the Freed Family made a high quality decision to leave Houston and move to Austin.

When not working, the Freed Family enjoys getting out on the lake, making their children do chores, cooking tasty meals, and watching the Freed Boys (Sawyer and Sutton) participate in extracurricular fun. As a MidWestern transplant, Mr. Freed is fond of the hometown comradery within LTISD.

 Patrick Hinson

Phone: 512-533-6118

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Patrick Hinson

Associate Principal, 10th-12th Grade Students (A-Di)

Mr. Hinson is entering his 5th year at Lake Travis High School. He has served as the AP Biology teacher and Head Girls Basketball coach for the previous 4 years. Mr. Hinson also worked as an assistant coach for track, volleyball, and softball while sponsoring the Student Council organization during the last four years. He graduated from Freed Hardeman University in Henderson, TN in 2003 with his degree in Biology and Chemistry. In 2013, he graduated from Concordia University in Austin, TX with his Masters in Educational Administration. He is married to Danielle Hinson and they have a son, Cade, who is a 7th grader at Lake Travis Middle School in LTISD.
 
Mr. Hinson originally began teaching at Westbury Christian School in Houston, TX where he taught numerous science classes and coached multiple sports. In 2005 he moved to Pflugerville, TX where he taught 8th grade science for one year at Pflugerville Middle School. He was asked to move to the high school to become an assistant coach for the successful girls basketball program and teach Biology. While at Pflugerville High School, Mr. Hinson taught Academic and Pre-AP Biology and served as a mentor and master teacher. He was the summer school assistant principal before taking his previous role at Lake Travis High School. 
 
When not working, Mr. Hinson enjoys cheering on his Tennessee Volunteers, fishing, hunting, and taking care of the numerous animals he and his family have on their property in Spicewood, TX. 
 Darnell Horton

Phone: 512-533-7711

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Darnell Horton

Assistant Principal, 10th-12th Grade Students (Kn-Re)

Mr. Darnell M.E. Horton earned his Bachelor of Arts from Framingham State University in Framingham, Massachusetts, completed his teacher certification program from California State University of Dominguez Hills in Carson, California, and received his Master's of Education from Concordia University in Austin, Texas.

Mr. Horton began his teaching career at Bud Carson Middle School in Hawthorne, California serving five years as a social studies and computer teacher before moving on to Culver City High School where he taught history for four years. In 2006, he joined the staff of University of Texas Charter School System, serving as a special education teacher at its Meridell Achievement Center campus.

Mr. Horton began his administrative career in 2008 when he joined Austin Independent School District, fulfilling a variety of administrative roles: Bilingual Instructional Coordinator for the Office of Bilingual ESL, Assistant Principal for William B. Travis High School and its Twilight Program, Principal Intern for Bedichek Middle School, and Summer School Principal for : Garcia Middle School (Summer 2011) and Bowie High School (Summer 2012). Mr. Horton came to Lake Travis High School directly from Del Valle High School, where he served for two years as an Assistant Principal.

In addition to working in public school systems, Mr. Horton previously provided consultation services to Compass Learning, where he worked as one of its video lecturers on the Odyssey Online Program for United States History.

Mr. Horton is married to Tiffany Horton, a former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher, and current Instructional TA with Leander ISD's Quest Program. He has one daughter who currently attends school in Leander ISD.  When not working, Mr. Horton enjoys spending time with family, gardening, videography, and learning about various cultures and people. He is an avid traveler, and previously created a series of travel documentaries, winning best travel show for Charter Communications of Long Beach back in 2004

 Angela Hrapchak

Phone: 512-533-5927

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Angela Hrapchak

Assistant Principal, 10th-12th Grade Students (Do-Kl)

Angela earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Sam Houston State University and began her teaching career in Aldine ISD. She became certified in Special Education and worked in Cy-Fair ISD in the Adaptive Behavior classes, resource classes, and AVID program. Angela earned her Master’s of Education from Texas A&M in 2002.

The Hrapchaks became a part of the Lake Travis community in 2014 after moving back to Texas from Maine, where they lived for 8 years.

Angela and her husband, Dale, have two daughters that attend LTHS. They enjoy watching the girls' extracurricular activities and volunteering in the community with local food banks, shelters, and school booster organizations.

 Roy Hudson

Phone: 512-533-6122

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Roy Hudson

Assistant Principal, 10th-12th Grade Students (Rh-Z)

Mr. Roy Hudson completed his bachelor's degree at Weber State University where he earned a football scholarship from 1990-1993 and earned All-American honors as a punter. Roy completed his education credentials from Sul Ross State University and also holds a Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership from Walden University in 2009.

Mr. Hudson has worked in education since 1996 in a variety of academic and athletic disciplines at schools in both California and Texas. He began coaching at Lake Travis High School in 2003 and coached the football team to win their first State Championship in 2007 as the Special Teams Coordinator and Secondary Coach. He has worked as an Assistant Principal at Lake Travis High School since September of 2007.

Mr. Hudson's wife Rebecca is also an Assistant Principal at Hays High School. They have three children named Cooper, Lauren, and Julia. They also have two labs. When Roy is not working or taking care of the family, he enjoys hunting, golfing, fishing, and working in the yard.

 Brianne Walker

Phone: 512-533-6108

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Brianne Walker

Assistant Principal, 9th Grade Students (A-Li)

Brianne Walker is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio with a love for authentic Mexican cuisine. Her passion for education coupled with her love for mentorship and leadership are the foundation of her decision to begin a career in education.

She graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word and began her teaching career in English Language Arts at John Jay High School and Science and Engineering Academy along with a coaching position as Pep Squad Director. Upon getting married to her Michigan sweetheart, Brianne moved to Austin where she and her husband desired to dig roots and start their family. While in Austin, she continued her career in the English department at Del Valle High School within the Early College HS program, pursuing leadership roles and eventually obtaining her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University.

Brianne has two daughters, ten-year-old Leah, and 14-month old London—both of whom keep her on her toes. She and her husband, David, find joy in raising their daughters in the Austin Hill Country where they are also proud parents and volunteers of the LTISD school district.