Dr. Kimberle McKinney
Dr. McKinney was selected as the inaugural Principal of Grand Lakes Junior High School in 2021. She has worked in the education profession for 21 years with 18 of those years in Tomball ISD. The positions that she held in Tomball ISD previously included 12 years at Tomball High School in a variety of roles, as well as 4 years as the inaugural principal of Tomball Star Academy. Prior to joining Tomball ISD, she worked in Conroe ISD as a math teacher and coach. Dr. McKinney earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Texas, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Sam Houston State University, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. Go Tigers!
Mr. Ling is entering his 25th year in education, having joined Tomball ISD in 2017. He is beginning his 3rd year as an Assistant Principal at Grand Lakes Junior High. He previously served as a dual credit instructor and the Coordinator of School Operations at Tomball Star Academy. He was a teacher and coach in various Texas school districts for 19 years prior to joining Tomball ISD. He received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Physical Education from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and a Master’s of Sport Science in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy. He obtained his principal certification through Stephen F. Austin State University. Mr. Ling and his wife Heather, an ESL Specialist at TCES, have made Tomball their home. They have 6 children ages 12 to 23, with their youngest two currently TISD students. Go Tigers!!!
Mr. Abbott has 10 years of experience in the educational profession. He has served in campus leadership for the last 6 years, 4 of which as an administrator. Prior to becoming an instructional coach and assistant principal, Mr. Abbott taught middle school social studies, reading intervention, and coached football and soccer. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Texas State University, and a Master of Education in Administration from Lamar University.
I'm entering my 28th year in Education. I look forward to building relationships with my tigers here at Grand Lakes. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Communications degree. I taught elementary school for 9 years then went Prairie View A&M where I earned my Master of Arts in Counseling degree. I'm a native Houstonian! Born and raised in Houston; love my Astros and Texans. I'm a huge sports fan. LSU is my favorite college team. My son played football for the Tigers (Geaux Tigers!) Now that my son is grown and married, I have begun to travel often with family and friends. Life is about enjoying and every moment while making great memories.
Hey there Tigers and Tiger families! My name is Ashlee Sumrall, and I am so happy to be one of the counselors here at GLJH! I have been a counselor in Tomball ISD since January 2018. Prior to that I was a teacher and a coach in Magnolia ISD for about 8 years. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor and work in a private practice in the Tomball/Magnolia area. I am married to my high school sweetheart, and we have two kiddos in high school. Both of my kiddos play sports, so I will probably see some of you on the fields somewhere. When I am not at work or at a game, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends camping or taking our boat out on the lake. I am looking forward to getting to know you all and having a fantastic year!