Deanna Lovesmith, an educator for 27 years, became Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning for Belton ISD on July 20, 2014. Dr. Lovesmith started her career in education teaching math at the middle school level. She has been a school counselor and served in school administration for the past 19 years. Dr. Lovesmith has served as a Director of Federal Programs and Curriculum in the Waco area and as principal of Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow in Belton ISD.
Dr. Lovesmith attended Baylor University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education and Masters of Science in Educational Psychology. While attending Baylor, she was one of two students awarded the President's Award. In 2009, she earned her doctorate from Texas A&M University in Educational Administration. Her focus work was on school design in relation to student learning.
In 2011, she came to Belton ISD to open Belton New Tech High School @Waskow with a focus on project-based learning. In just three years, the campus was recognized as an Apple Distinguished School and a demonstration site for the New Tech Network. Dr. Lovesmith contributes this success to teachers that are lifelong learners committed to excellence and students who love to learn and lead others.
As Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Lovesmith focuses on ensuring all students have a quality educational learning experience. She and her team ensure a rigorous academic program in all core areas for students in Pre-K through 12th grade. This includes professional development, a strong curriculum, fine arts, advanced academics, career and technical education, special education, special programs, and social-emotional learning. She also works directly with campus principals and administrative teams to support their work at the campus level.
Dr. Lovesmith and her husband have lived in Belton since 2012. They have one son, Austin, who is a third grader at Sparta Elementary.