Mr. Michael McDonald

Phone: 469-272-2000 x 7029


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Mr. Michael McDonald

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new principal of Cedar Hill High School.  I am truly honored to become part of the Cedar Hill community, which has already given me such a warm welcome!  In just the few interactions I’ve had with staff, students and families so far, it’s become abundantly clear that this school is a unique and special place.

I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than sixteen years with a specific concentration with working with secondary students. My most recent administrative experience has been shaped by three years of successful leadership as a Middle School Principal in Duncanville ISD and five years as a high school Assistant Principal in Richardson ISD.  I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to Cedar Hill High School and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

My greatest initiative is to provide the leadership that will facilitate a school environment to provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student to the best of our ability. It is my sincere desire to ensure that students are prepared with the necessary tools to be productive citizens as they write the next chapter of their educational lives moving toward postsecondary education, and/or the workforce. The educational program must be academically challenging, engage each student by linking the curriculum to previous knowledge and experience, and also be exciting to promote further exploration of new ideas. Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all have an important role to encourage our children to become active learners.


Through a close and collegial partnership with everyone associated with Cedar Hill High School, I am confident we can make our school an even a better place for our students to learn and grow.



Michael McDonald