Hutto ISD named Ryan Burns as the first principal for Gus Almquist Middle School, which is set to open this fall.

What you need to know

Trustees of the school board voted unanimously to name Burns to lead the campus during a Jan. 25 meeting. Burns has served the district in both assistant principal, associate principal and principal positions at Hutto High School and Farley Middle School.

What they're saying

"It is an honor to be named the first principal of Gus Almquist Middle School. I have loved serving the Hutto community for the last eight years through both Farley Middle School and Hutto High School," Burns said in a release from the district. "I look forward to continuing that service as we all work to inspire excellence in our students. I am excited to get started working with the GAMS community on building a culture of excellence on that campus that welcomes and supports our students, families, staff and community."