LaGay Pittenger, a fifth-grade teacher at Lakewood Elementary School, is one of the three finalists to become the 2017 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. Pittenger has taught elementary students for 25 years including 23 years in Belton ISD. She is currently the fifth-grade team leader at Lakewood Elementary School, a role that allows her to mentor less experienced educators.
Board adopts district and campus improvement plans for continued success in 2016-2017.
A fast-growth school district, Belton ISD is projected to add more than 3,500 students over the next decade, and the school board continued planning for that growth by approving contracts with two architectural firms to begin designing a new elementary school and a new high school. WRA Architects, a Dallas-based firm, was selected to design the elementary school. O’Connell Robertson, an Austin-based firm, was selected for the high school.
LaGay Pittenger, a fifth-grade teacher at Lakewood Elementary School, has been selected as the 2016 ESC Region 12 Elementary Teacher of the Year. Over the course of 23 years at Lakewood, Pittenger has helped prepare both her students and other teachers to excel.
Athletic director Bob Shipley is recommending Mark Krueger as Belton High School’s next head baseball coach. Superintendent Susan Kincannon will present the recommendation to the school board at their next meeting on July 18.