Abilene USD #435 is pleased to announce the hiring Mrs. Dana Sprinkle as our new assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. Mrs. Sprinkle is a well-respected principal Ell-Saline Elementary School who also facilitates a great deal of the professional learning and serves as the administrative leader for accreditation for the USD #307 school system. She was named as the National Distinguished Principal of the Year in 2017. Mrs. Sprinkle is an active member of the Un…ited School Administrators of Kansas, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the Kansas Association of Elementary School Principals and serves on the Bethany College Teacher Education Advisory Team. She has repeatedly served as a task force member for the Central Kansas Cooperative in Education and has worked closely with the Kansas State University Department of Education. Superintendent Greg Brown comments, “The USD #435 Board of Education and administrative team are very excited to have such a strong educational leader join our team. She is recognized across Kansas for her expertise, which was made evident most recently as she helped develop the Kansas Department of Education’s guide for Continuous Learning.”Mrs. Sprinkle will formally begin her position for Abilene Schools on July 1st.