NISD: Kim Becan named executive director of elementary education
Kim Becan, current principal of Cox Elementary School, will oversee elementary schools and their programs across Northwest ISD following her approval as the district’s new executive director of elementary education.
In her new role, Mrs. Becan brings a strong background of teaching elementary students, leading campuses and setting curriculum standards.
“While I will greatly miss interacting with my Cox Cougar families on a daily basis, I’m extremely excited to have the opportunity to influence the lives of children across Northwest ISD,” Mrs. Becan said. “We have an exceptional group of elementary schools with thousands of students beginning their academic paths, and I look forward to guiding them to achieve their full potential.”
Mrs. Becan has served Northwest ISD students since 2007, when she began as a teacher at Prairie View Elementary School, instructing first- and third-grade students before becoming the campus instructional teacher. She has also previously worked as an elementary math instructional coach for the district. She later served as assistant principal of Love Elementary School before being named principal of Cox in 2015.
Prior to joining Northwest ISD, Mrs. Becan was a kindergarten teacher in Katy ISD in the Houston area, where she was named New Teacher of the Year. Within two years of joining Northwest ISD, she was named the district’s Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2009.
She has presented at multiple academic and curriculum conferences and events, including the Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education as well as the Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Before beginning her professional education career, Mrs. Becan earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Houston. She later added a master’s degree in education school administration from Lamar University.
Mrs. Becan will begin her new role after the current school year concludes. The district will begin searching for the next principal of Cox Elementary School and will update families when a new campus leader has been selected.