Burnet Middle School interim principal officially takes position

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF

BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District board members have dropped the interim in Steve Grant’s title.

They now simply refer to him as Burnet Middle School Principal Steve Grant.

The board approved his hire during its regular meeting March 23.

Grant, who was the assistant principal on the campus for eight years, took over as interim when Kevin Jones left the position in late September. The position was posted, and candidates were interviewed, including Grant.

Grant agreed to serve as the interim principal, which allowed BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett to observe him in the position. But once evaluations for principals began in February, McBurnett said he did not have to post the position a second time.

After talking to members of the BMS leadership team and observing Steve in action, it is clear to me that Steve is the best choice for the job,” McBurnett said. “As I said from the beginning of the selection process, we wanted to find the best leader for BMS, and we have done that.”

Grant chuckled when asked why he was the ideal selection for principal.

“Just my knowledge of the ins and outs of Burnet Middle School and staff members,” he said. “I feel like the staff felt confidence in me. Things like that made them confident I was the right person.”

He wants students to be all they can, including helping them improve their state assessment test scores and offering curriculum and extra-curricular activities that will make them well-rounded and prepare them for the next phase of their lives.

“My goal is to continue to move forward,” he said.

One of his career goals was to become a principal, and he added he was not actively seeking employment elsewhere because he and his family love living in Burnet. So he was thrilled he can combine his love of his community and a career objective.

“Being principal here is a great opportunity,” he said.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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