McDonald comes to Crown Point from Champlain Valley Educational Services where she has served as school community coordinator for the safe schools/healthy student project. Prior to that she was a program director for CFES.
McDonald has a bachelor's degree from Union College and a master's from Saint Rose.
"With her guidance degree and her background working with students and schools we feel she's an excellent find and is a great match with our programs," Brannock said.
The guidance position was slated to be reduced in the 2010-11 budget, but has been restored to full time. McDonald will be paid $37,382.
Russell said she welcomes the challenges at Seton Catholic, but will miss Crown Point.
"I'll treasure the 20 years I had at Crown Point," Russell said. "Seton Catholic offers a great opportunity for personal and professional growth. I'm looking forward to the task ahead at Seton."