Dr. Ed Schumacher Is Next Smithton Middle School Principal
COLUMBIA - Dr. Ed Schumacher will replace Jean Selby as principal at Smithton Middle School, Columbia Public Schools (CPS) announced Friday.
Schumacher currently is the principal at Russell Boulevard Elementary School, and has been a principal at Columbia elementary schools for 15 years.
Prior to his work with CPS, Schumacher taught at Liberty Junior High School for seven years and helped develop components of a new Liberty middle school. He also served as principal of a parochial school for ten years.
Selby, who Schumacher will replace, accepted a position with the Belton School District earlier this year.
"Of...importance and value is his knowledge of the Russell students and families
that feed into the Smithton attendance area. We are confident these factors will promote a seamless and positive transition school," said Peter Stiepleman, assistant superintendent for elementary education and incoming superintendent for CPS.
Schumacher received a doctorate in education from Saint Louis University.