Dr. Susan Kincannon has served in public education for 27 years as a teacher, principal, assistant/deputy superintendent, and superintendent. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, a Master’s degree in educational administration from Tarleton State University, and a Doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Baylor University. As assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the Belton Independent School District, Dr. Kincannon was instrumental in developing curriculum for all content areas, K-12, ensuring that students are provided a quality educational experience in all of its schools. She has written numerous grants generating millions of dollars to provide quality professional development for teachers and to implement and enhance instructional programs.
Since Dr. Kincannon became the superintendent of the Belton Independent School District in 2011, the District has opened four new school buildings – South Belton Middle School, North Belton Middle School, High Point Elementary, and Chisholm Trail Elementary. In addition, Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow and the Belton Early Childhood School were opened as new schools in repurposed facilities. The Bhs9 campus was also opened at a former middle school to accommodate the district’s growth in student population at the high school level, and a new multi-sport athletic complex was opened at Tiger Field.
While managing the district’s growth, Dr. Kincannon also facilitated planning for the implementation of a one-to-one technology initiative at South Belton Middle School and Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow in the fall of 2011. Both schools are now recognized as Apple Distinguished schools. The one-to-one initiative, by way of careful planning, has been expanded to include all secondary schools in the district. Hundreds of visitors from all over the world have visited Belton Independent School District to learn about the success of the initiative.
Some of the boards and organizations Dr. Kincannon has served include: Belton Area Chamber of Commerce, Central Texas Workforce, Central Texas Housing Consortium, the Belton Christian Youth Center, the Equity Center and the Fast Growth Schools Coalition.
Dr. Kincannon grew up in the Central Texas area, graduating from Copperas Cove High School. She and her husband Keith have lived in the Temple-Belton area since 1988. They have one daughter, Kale, who is a junior at Belton High School.