Courtesy of Jane Gibson PhotographyDr. Susan KincannonSuperintendent254-215-2002
Dr. Susan Kincannon has served in public education for 28 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 and an agricultural barn and automotive technology facility were constructed. In 2017, under Dr. Kincannon’s leadership, voters approved the District’s largest bond program - $149.7 million - for the construction of Lake Belton High School, Charter Oak Elementary, and additions and renovations at two existing facilities.
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 senior at Belton High School.For more district news and events, check out Dr. Kincannon's Key Communicator newsletter.Welcome MessageWelcome to Belton ISD, a district which continues to be a leader in preparing students to excel in life. I am constantly reminded of what a great district this is. Parents enroll their children here because of the quality of education and for the unique, caring atmosphere which is provided, and I am lucky enough to work and live here. I can say without hesitation that Belton ISD is one of the greatest school districts in the State of Texas.Belton ISD has ten elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools located within the cities of Belton, Temple and Morgan’s Point. We are committed to fulfilling our motto, “Every Kid a Winner” and our mission of providing an education that challenges all of our students to excel.Susan Kincannon