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Jill Ross Recognized as Region 12’s Principal of the Year

Belton High School Principal Jill Ross has been honored by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as Region 12’s Principal of the Year.

TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from 20 regional Education Service Centers in the state. Nominations are based upon exemplary performance and outstanding leadership. School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers.

“I can think of no better candidate for this honor than Jill,” said Superintendent Susan Kincannon. “The daily demands of leading a comprehensive 6A high school as large as BHS are incredible. Jill has a special strength of endurance and resilience, and she has demonstrated these traits as she leads with integrity and professionalism.”

Jill Ross

For the last 15 years, Ross has served in a leadership role in multiple program areas in Belton ISD. She has been a diagnostician, director of federal programs, assistant principal, director of special education and high school principal. In 2014, she was selected as the principal for Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow where she did an outstanding job of providing leadership in a project-based learning environment. In the spring of 2017, she transitioned to Belton High School (BHS) to take on a large, comprehensive high school of over 3,000 students.

“I am very honored to be named the TASSP Region 12 High School Principal of the Year,” Ross said. “I want to thank my incredible BHS team who deserve just as much recognition. The BISD administration, BHS administrators and staff members are deeply committed to the success of the students at Belton High School.”

Established in 1922, TASSP is an association consisting of more than 5,600 campus level administrators. Its purpose is to build an active network of educators that want to take responsibility for the quality of school leadership. TASSP focuses on the need for collaboration between all stakeholders in education while using as its foundation a very effective volunteer force that provides a statewide knowledge base and informed leadership.

Joshua Wucher
June 18, 2019