Ellis USD 388 announced Friday afternoon the hiring of Donna Schmidt as the Jr/Sr high school principal for the 2019-20 school year. She will begin her duties later this summer. She received her master’s degree from Kansas State University in 2002 and was a teacher for 11 years at Junction City High School. She was the assistant principal at Seaman High School for 13 years, then returned to the area to be a principal at Russell High School.

She will replace former principal Corey Burton, who was promoted in February to district superintendent.