superintendents

Pittsfield, Mass. Schools Superintendent Gets Long-Term Deal

The city's School Committee has awarded an unprecedented five-year contract to incoming school superintendent Jason "Jake" McCandless. By a 6-1 vote, with Daniel C. Elias opposed, the school board on Wednesday agreed to the long-term deal -- with a starting annual salary of $157,000 -- because it felt McCandless has shown he will be committed to the local school system. Traditionally, the city school board has hired superintendents three years at a time.

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Cody (Wyo.) Public Schools in Superintendent Search

The Cody (Wyo.) Public Schools Board of Trustees is holding public forums for superintendent candidates from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on March 20, 21, and 25 at the Holiday Inn in Cody.

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People Watch

Anchorage's New Superintendent Shares Vision

The majority of the former teacher turned administrator’s experience is in elementary education, but Ed Graff said he’s ready to lead Alaska’s largest school district.

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Thirty-four Apply to Be Next Georgia School Superintendent

The Newton County (Ga.) Board of Education is considering 34 applicants for its next superintendent of schools. Jim Puckett, board development specialist with the Georgia School Boards Association, reported to the school board Tuesday that 34 applications were submitted for the open position of superintendent of Newton County Schools in February and early March.

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Grand Rapids Schools Superintendent Won't Seek Raise In $165,000 Salary

Despite an annual performance evaluation ranking her as “highly effective,” Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal won’t be getting a raise this year – because she didn’t ask for one.

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Speech Outlines Challenges Ahead for Portland (Ore.) Schools

The city must find ways to prepare for the future and compete against charter schools, the chairman of the Portland Board of Public Education says.

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ASCD Selects Wash. Deputy Superintendent and Md. Teacher as 2013 Outstanding Young Educators

At ASCD's 68th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Chicago, Ill., Joshua Garcia, deputy superintendent of Tacoma Public Schools in Tacoma, Wash., and Ryan Twentey, a photography teacher at Parkville High School in Parkville, Md., were announced as winners of the association’s prestigious 2013 Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA).

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New Ohio Chief is Up for Challenge

Mark Kleinhans says he knows he’s in for a challenge in moving to the Bedford Public Schools as superintendent, but he’s confident he'll be equal to it.

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Retired Texas Superintendent Throws Support Behind Board Newcomer

The popular retired Plano superintendent Doug Otto has publicly endorsed a candidate for the first time in about three decades, and it is not a trustee he worked with on the school board.

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