Shelby Balser Named New Assistant Superintendent

Shelby Balser Named New Assistant Superintendent

Sept. 18, 2023 – Kerrville ISD has named Shelby Balser the new Assistant Superintendent of Administration and Human Resources. The hiring was approved by the Board of Trustees during the September meeting.

“We are excited to welcome Shelby Balser to the administrative team,” said Superintendent Brent Ringo, Ed.D. “We had many qualified applicants for this position, but Mrs. Balser stood out based on her experience and reputation as a leader within KISD. She has experience with personnel, school safety, and facilities operations and administration, and is well-regarded by the staff at Tivy and the Kerrville community. We truly believe she will be a valuable addition to our administrative team and are eager for her to step into this role.”

Balser is the current Principal of Tivy High School, where she started her career with KISD as a teacher and softball coach, before becoming the Girls Athletic Coordinator, then Assistant Principal. In 2017, Balser was named Principal of Tivy High School.

“I’ve been blessed to be part of the KISD family since 2000, when Mr. Steve Schwarz took a chance hiring an alternative certification teacher and coach for Tivy High School,” Balser said.   “I’ve loved every role and responsibility I’ve had at Tivy High School and I love the Tivy family—each and every single staff member from years past to my current team. The mentors, the students, the families, and the lessons learned during my time at Tivy High School have helped prepare me to serve Kerrville ISD in this new role.  I look forward to serving the staff, students, families, and supporters of the district under the leadership of Dr. Ringo and the KISD team.”  

Balser holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Legal Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio and received her Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Tyler.

She will assume the duties of her new role once a replacement is hired at Tivy High School.