Dr. David Belding was unanimously named Superintendent of Schools of Midlothian ISD by the Board of Trustees at its Sept. 18 meeting following the state-required 21-day Lone Finalist period. Dr. Belding will begin leading the district Oct. 2.
The MISD community, parents, staff and students are invited to attend a Meet and Greet welcoming Dr. Belding to the district from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at the MISD Athletics Office PD room located at 1800 South 14th Street next to the Multi-Purpose Stadium.
“Midlothian ISD is a special community that my wife, Angela, and I are humbled and excited to join,” said Superintendent Dr. David Belding. “Throughout this journey, we’ve been embraced by everyone we have met, making us feel genuinely welcomed. What truly resonated with me during the interview process were the aspirations and vision shared by trustees. They clearly expressed a resounding commitment to ensuring that every child has opportunities to achieve excellence. Together with the exceptional MISD team, we can meet those aspirations.”
Dr. Belding has 36 years of experience as a Texas public school educator. He most recently served the last seven years as the Aubrey ISD Superintendent, a North Texas fast-growth district. During his tenure there, Dr. Belding has overseen the passage of two bond programs totaling $436.9 million and a Tax Ratification Election (TRE). He led district efforts to attain higher student achievement, improve instructional technology, and execute a balanced budget while growing fund balance and saving taxpayers millions of dollars through early bond debt payments.
“The Board of Trustees is ecstatic to welcome Dr. Belding and his family to Midlothian ISD,” said Board President Tami Tobey. “We have already seen Dr. Belding’s ability to make strong connections with our campus principals as a leader who will inspire excellence, and we are confident in his ability to successfully guide our district through growth in enrollment and academic achievement.”
Dr. Belding received a bachelor’s in music education from Texas Christian University, a master’s and doctorate of education from Tarleton State University. He also holds a Texas Superintendent Certification. In 2020, he was nominated as a Region 11 Superintendent of the Year candidate, and in 2019 was recognized as a TASA Inspiring Leader in its “Insights” magazine and was awarded the Texas State FFA Honorary Lone Star Degree.
He and his wife, Angela, who retired as the program coordinator for Brazos River Regional Program for the Deaf and now assists the regional day school programs for the deaf in Texas, have three grown children: Jacob, a connections and outreach minister at First Baptist Azle and daughter-in-law Samantha; Mark, a band director in Santo ISD and Allison works in retail. Dr. Belding and Angela have three grandchildren.