Superintendent of Schools

About Keith McBurnett

Keith McBurnett grew up in Euless, Texas where he graduated from high school and began his career in education after earning his Bachelors and Masters Degree from the University of North Texas. It was while teaching elementary school in Euless that he met his wife Pat, a now retired kindergarten teacher, and together they are the proud parents of Colin, who is a middle school teacher/coach with Lewisville ISD and Connor, who is a Graduate Student at the University of North Texas. Colin and Connor are both proud graduates of Burnet High School. 

McBurnett is in his twelth year as superintendent of Burnet CISD. In his 30 year career in public education, his service includes public school teacher; assistant principal; principal; and numerous central office positions including assistant superintendent, chief academic officer and deputy superintendent.

Since being named superintendent, McBurnett has been responsible for passing two bond elections for $79.2 million to renovate, expand, and enhance existing campuses and facilities; implementing historic pay raises for staff, passing a Tax Ratification Election with a 90% approval rate; and implementing numerous programs to increase college and career readiness opportunities and expand extracurricular offerings for students. In addition, under his leadership, Burnet CISD was named the 2015 HEB Excellence in Education Small School District Award winner for providing innovative educational offerings to students. In 2017 the District was 1 of 22 districts in the State of Texas to be named to the Seventh Annual CollegeBoard AP Honor Roll. 

McBurnett is proud to call Burnet home and his passion for service goes beyond the school district as he is very involved in the community through his volunteer work. He is especially proud of receiving the Chamber of Commerce 2018 Thomas C. Ferguson Outstanding Citizen of the Year award, the Valley Lodge #175 2014 Community Builder award, his work with the Hill Country Community Foundation, and being named Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Burnet in 2015 and 2020.
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