BISD announces four new principals for 2019-20
Burleson ISD announced last week its new and returning veteran principals. Parents, students, and staff will be invited to celebratory meet-and-greet events in the coming weeks.
Check the Burleson ISD website for details.
Crossroads High School, Marcus Canonico
Marcus Canonico has 24 years of education experience and joined Burleson ISD in 2017.
A former teacher, coach, and administrator, Canonico most recently oversaw career and technical education for the district.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, a master’s degree from Dallas Baptist University, a Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan School of Law, and is working on a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Abilene Christian University.
Frazier Elementary, Tricia Lyday
Tricia Lyday has nearly 17 years of education experience, five of which have been in Burleson ISD.
Most recently serving as the academic assistant principal of Hughes Middle School, Lyday is a former elementary school teacher and testing coordinator.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Hajek Elementary, Cretia Basham, Ed.D.
Following her passion for being a school principal, Dr. Cretia Basham is excited to return to Hajek Elementary, where she served as the principal when it opened in 2008 until 2013.
Basham has been a teacher and administrator and most recently served as the district elementary instructional leadership supervisor.
Basham holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Texas Christian University, a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Texas Wesleyan University. Basham has been with the district since 1991.
Taylor Elementary, Ana Ketcham
Ana Ketcham has 24 years of education experience, 14 of which have been in Burleson ISD.
A former academic assistant principal at Hughes Middle School for two years, Ketcham most recently served as the district Bilingual and at-risk coordinator.
She also taught Spanish for 17 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology in Spanish from Texas Christian University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Tarleton State University.