Administrative Team

Jennifer Stewart - Principal

Jennifer Stewart is the Principal at Burnet Middle School. Education and serving students and teachers has been her passion for the past 28 years!    Originally from the central Texas area, she graduated from Leander High School, received her Bachelor's Degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, and obtained her Master's Degree through Concordia University.  Jennifer started her career as a middle school English teacher in Lake Dallas, TX, and then taught at a variety of levels for the next 10 years.  For 17 years, she worked for Leander ISD, serving in the roles of teacher, ELA facilitator, coordinator of staff development, and assistant principal at Running Brushy Middle School.  Joining the Burnet community in 2018, Jennifer served as an assistant principal at Burnet High School for 2 ½ years and has grown to love the Burnet community, staff, and students. Jennifer and her husband have been married for 28 years and enjoy spending time with their 19 year old son, Kirin, and three cats.


Cindy Cox - 8th Grade Assistant Principal


As Cindy Cox begins her ninth year in Burnet, she is thrilled to step into the role of assistant principal at BMS.  Her passion is helping students grow into young scholars and teach them strategies to be successful in school and beyond. Mrs. Cox attended Sam Houston State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6. Her passion for educating others led her to pursue a Masters in Administration and Leadership from Lamar University.  Mrs. Cox has taught various grades and subject areas over the past thirteen years.  She is married to Joseph Cox, the Director of Bands for BCISD. They are the proud parents of two amazing children who both attend BCISD schools.



Michael Clayton - 7th Grade Assistant Principal


Michael Clayton is excited to join Burnet Middle School. This will be his 18th year in education. Michael spent most of his career in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD as a teacher, instructional coach and curriculum coordinator. Originally from Arlington, Michael graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor’s of Science in Genetics and from Lamar University with a Master’s in Educational Administration. He and his family enjoy spending time together working and playing outside.


Jeanni Nelson - 6th Grade Assistant Principal

Hello BMS families!  My name is Jeanni Nelson and I am excited to be returning to Burnet Middle School for my 21st year in education as the 6th grade Assistant Principal.  I am a proud graduate of Burnet High School, and lifetime resident of Burnet.  I received my Bachelor's degree from Tarleton State University in Interdisciplinary Studies, my Master's degree from Texas Tech in Educational Leadership, and School Counselor certification from Angelo State University.  Prior to Burnet Middle School I served as the Counselor at RJ Richey.  While at RJ I also taught 3rd, 4th, 5th grade and served as a Special Education math teacher.  
I am passionate about student success and have a desire to help ALL children reach success. My educational philosophy is that every child that walks the halls of our schools deserve the very best support, instruction, and opportunities in order to become successful, all day every day. 
I am married to Paul, and have 3 wonderful children; Aspen, Traeton, and Pason.  I enjoy hanging out with family, being outside in the sunshine and watching my kids participate in all the activities they are involved in!  
I look forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces and families and getting to know the new members of our Burnet community and BMS family!