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Eden Prairie (Minn.) District Hires Director of Technology and Learning

After an extensive search and interview process, Michelle Ament has been hired as the district’s director of technology and learning. This is a new position that was created as part of the restructuring of the district’s technology team, which resulted in a savings of about $300,000 in the technology staffing budget.

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High-Tech Executive Takes California Board Position

Karen Ann Tate, a former executive at two software companies and a former strategic consultant, along with Caitha Calvello Ambler, the Priory dean of middle school who also has taught at the private school and in the Vallejo (Calif.) School District, have been appointed to the Portola Valley (Calif.) School District board to replace board members who resigned this month.

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More Colorado High Schools Cooking Up Recipe for Culinary Success

Students learn the basics of cooking and nutrition before moving on to more complex culinary feats and the management process of costing out meals, restaurant-style, to determine their price points.

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Florida Superintendent Recommends CIO for Deputy Superintendent

New Superintendent Rick Mills, the former chief executive officer of Minneapolis Public Schools who started in Manatee County on March 20, has recommended former Minneapolis colleague Don Hall, a chief information officer, for one of two deputy superintendent posts he created earlier this month.

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Peotone (Ill.) District Hires Director of Curriculum and Technology

After serving nearly 20 years in Mokena, Charles Vitton told the MSD159 Board of Education on April 17 that he was moving on to join outgoing Superintendent Steve Stein at Peotone Community Unit School District 207U as director of curriculum and technology.

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Hamilton (Ohio) Schools Hires Two Technology Coaches

In preparation of upcoming digital changes in Hamilton City Schools, two teachers within the district will soon take on the role of full-time technology instructional coaches. Zach Vander Veen, director of technology, said he hopes to have the spots filled by the end of the school year.

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Lincoln (Neb.) District Hires Superintendent and Associate Superintendent

Lincoln (Neb.) Public Schools will have two former Omaha-area school administrators on its executive team. Liz Standish, 38, controller for Omaha Public Schools since 2007, was hired as the district’s associate superintendent of business affairs, replacing Mark Shepard. Shepard will return as the school district’s associate superintendent for a year, then will become superintendent.

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Carrollton (Mich.) Schools Promotes Principal to Superintendent

Tim Wilson will step into Carrollton (Mich.) Public Schools in July as superintendent. The district, which is just outside Saginaw, hired the Clinton High School principal on Monday, according to Carrollton school board president Phillip Abney.

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Former DOE Ed Tech Director Becomes Digital Promise CEO

Digital Promise announced that Karen Cator, the former director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, has been named its new president and chief executive officer.

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In Kansas, Tech Schools Have Gone Wild

Don't have enough credit hours to teach a subject in high school? Apply to a Kansas tech school and teach the college course. Yes, some Kansas tech schools have advertised for instructors of general education courses and the minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree with 24 credit hours of coursework in the subject taught.

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