Assistant Superintendent C&I

Ken Whitt
Dr. Kenneth Whitt

Ken Whitt, Ph.D. is starting his fifth year as Assistant Superintendent for Royal ISD. Prior to his present position, Dr. Whitt was Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction for two years in Connally ISD in Waco, Texas.  Prior to accepting that position, he served for five years as Director for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for six school districts in the Falls Education Cooperative. Dr. Whitt has worked as a middle school and high school teacher and has served as a campus and district administrator in both urban and rural school districts and has over 18 years of experience.

In 2008, The American Association of School Administrators presented Dr. Whitt with the Finis Engleman Award, in recognition as an outstanding graduate student in Educational Administration. Dr. Whitt completed his doctorate degree in December 2009 at Texas A&M University and in 2011, the university awarded him the Paul R. Hensarling Award for outstanding service and achievement. His dissertation research focused on superintendent’s self-efficacy influences on student achievement and was recently published in the Journal of School Leadership.

Dr. Whitt has two daughters, Whitney, a graduate of Texas State University and Alona, a Texas A&M graduate. Whitney and her husband Kevin Kelso are the parents of Dr. Whitt's two grandchildren, Hudson Faye and Landry Jean.

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