Principal's Welcome Message

  • Hilsman Middle School

    870 Gaines School Road
    Athens, GA 30605

    Phone: 706.548.7281

    Principal: Nick Hussain

    Assistant Principal: David Mitchell

    Assistant Principal: Dr. Randall Watkins


    Dear Hilsman Students, Parents, Guardians, and Community,

    Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of your family of excellence. I am honored to serve as your interim principal. Hilsman Middle School is an amazing school and I am excited to continue the work we have been doing.

    As the interim principal of Hilsman, know that I am committed to the excellence of our children, staff, and community. My journey here began almost 15 years ago when I began teaching in our previous building where the seventh grade hallway intersected the ramp leading down to the sixth grade hallway. During my 10 years as a classroom teacher at Hilsman, I taught math and social studies, spending most of my years teaching seventh grade. After leaving the classroom, I served as a Dean of Students and Assistant Principal at Hilsman.

    As the child of a father with a high school education and a mother who received an associates’ degree, I understand the immense impact that education will have in the lives of our children. As the father of three daughters, I understand the importance of schools and families working together. Our Hilsman educators are outstanding, and together we will work diligently and consistently to ensure that our students are prepared to meet and embrace the successes and challenges that prepare them for the next level of school and beyond.

    I’m grateful for the support from so many people in our school and our community. If I have not yet met you, I look forward to meeting you and working with all of our families to help our students succeed.

    Your proud interim principal,
    Nick Hussain