Superintendent Identification Process

  • The Belton ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved naming Dr. Malinda Golden as the lone finalist for superintendent of schools. Golden has been serving as acting superintendent since January 10, 2024, following the resignation of Dr. Matt Smith. 

    In making the announcement, Board President Manuel Alcozer said, “Hiring a superintendent is one of the most important responsibilities for the Board of Trustees. Dr. Golden is an excellent Lone Finalist because she knows our students, staff, and community.  She knows the expectations are high and is keenly aware of the Board’s priorities. She’s innovative and a visionary. These are qualities that are very important to the Board.”  Read more. 

    State law requires a 21-day waiting period after the finalist is announced before the Board can enter into a contract with the candidate. 


    On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, Belton ISD Board President Manuel Alcozer announced via a video message sent to Belton ISD parents and staff members that the district would be posting the superintendent position on Wednesday, January 31. The position is posted for internal candidates. Those interested in applying should log into Skyward and follow the directions.


    See Manuel Alcozer’s video


    On Tuesday, January 9, 2024, the Board appointed Dr. Malinda Golden as the acting superintendent to lead the district during the transition. Dr. Golden has served as deputy superintendent for BISD for the last four years.

    See Dr. Golden’s Message


    See the News Release announcing Dr. Golden as Acting Superintendent