My name is Keonna White. My husband Ken and I are the proud parents of Jeviah, our only son. I’m not an original Texas native, but I got here as soon as I could. I started my teaching career in an untraditional way. I received my Bachelors of English from the University of Southern Mississippi with hopes of later attending law school. Instead, I was hired over the phone to become a teacher at Bonham Middle School in Temple, TX. The following summer I attended Mary Hardin-Baylor to do the coursework to get my teacher certification.
After years of teaching, writing curriculum, and providing staff development, I received a Masters degree in Educational Administration from Tarleton State University-Central TX. Shortly after, I became a district-level instructional coach with Temple Independent School District. I became an Assistant Principal at South Belton Middle School in the fall of 2012. I was appointed as Principal during the 2014-2015 school year. My experience spans from middle school to junior college adjunct professor. I am a doctoral candidate pursuing a degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Effective Schools.
I am very proud to work at South Belton Middle School. I am living my dream of reforming public school education right here in Belton, TX. I am thankful to work with a strong leadership and teaching team. We care about students, and we give students what they need to be successful. My philosophy is that all students can learn. They just need the opportunity.