About BHS » Principal


Hello Bearcats!


My name is Ryan Knickerbocker, and I am your Ballinger High School Principal. 


This is my 14th year serving in education.  Over that time I have worked with students as a teacher, coach, and an administrator.  I started my career in Bangs ISD (where I was a graduate) and most recently coming from Frisco ISD to Ballinger in 2018. 


I have two children, Avery (11th grade) & Drew (6th grade). I married my High School sweetheart, Tessa, who serves BHS as our guidance counselor.  In our spare time we love to travel, be active outside, and relax with family and friends.


It is my charge as your principal to challenge you academically, prepare you for the next step in your life – whether that be college or career, and most of all create a campus culture in which you feel a part of the Bearcat family.  I look forward to working with each one of you throughout your high school journey.


Go Bearcats!