Jim Hallamek is a veteran educator and school leader with 18 years of experience in public schools. Prior to joining Cedar Creek Middle School in 2018, Mr. Hallamek taught pre-Advanced Placement chemistry and Scientific Research & Design at the district’s early college high school, Colorado River Collegiate Academy. Prior to his faculty position at CRCA, he was the principal of Cedar Creek Middle School and Bastrop Intermediate School from 2006 until 2015. Under his leadership, the campuses earned Gold Performance results in reading, writing, and mathematics. In addition, his leadership strengths include student discipline and parent involvement.
Before joining Bastrop ISD in 2005 as an assistant principal, Mr. Hallamek was the director of human resources and federal programs in Manor ISD. Prior to that, he was a principal and assistant principal for Manor Middle School. From 1995-1999, he taught middle school science in Pflugerville ISD. His teaching career started in 1990 at Valley View High School in Valley View ISD, where he taught physics, chemistry, biology, and geometry and served as science department chair. Mr. Hallamek has a master’s degree in biology and mid-management certification from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University). He has a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry/genetics and in life science education from the University of Minnesota. His wife of 22 years Olga, is a bilingual educator at Cedar Creek Elementary. They have two children.
“Although the classroom is my first love, I am honored to be given the opportunity to return to campus leadership, and I believe I can make a difference for the staff and students at Cedar Creek Middle School. I look forward to working together with our teachers, parents, and the community to move the campus forward towards successful outcomes.”