Welcome 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 eleven 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.
Dr. Susan Kincannon has served in public education for 30 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 several new schools – South Belton Middle School, North Belton Middle School, High Point Elementary, and Chisholm Trail Elementary. This fall, the newly constructed Charter Oak Elementary, will open its doors to students and will become Belton ISD’s tenth elementary school. 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, a new multi-sport athletic complex was opened at Tiger Field, an ag barn was constructed in the City of Belton, a gymnasium and music classroom addition was completed at Lakewood Elementary, and the District’s 1966 auditorium located on North Wall Street was renovated and now serves as the Pittenger Fine Arts Center. With the opening of Lake Belton High School and the repurposing of Bhs9 in the fall of 2020, the District’s 2025 long-range plan for facilities will be completed.
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. 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.
Dr. Kincannon was named a Distinguished Baylor Woman in February 2019, an award given to women who earned a degree from Baylor University and who have made a significant contribution to the Central Texas area. Some of the boards and organizations she has served include: Belton Area Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, Temple Business League, 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 sophomore in the University Scholars program at Baylor University.