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Big Shoes Filled

A lifetime of small-town values spurs continuous success for Joyce Littleton Craft in the Hot Springs (Ark.) School District.

Four Finalists Announced 2013 AASA National Superintendent of the Year Program

The American Association of School Administrators has announced four finalists in the 2013 National Superintendent of the Year program. The program, co-sponsored by ARAMARK Education, VALIC, and AASA, in its 26th year, honors the leadership and exceptional contributions to education of public school superintendents. AASA will announce the 2013 National Superintendent of the Year on Feb. 21, 2013, at the National Conference on Education in Los Angeles, Calif.

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Mich. School Leaders Rochester Superintendent Candidates

Administrative leaders from four Michigan school districts have been chosen as semi-finalists for the superintendent position in Rochester. The candidates' backgrounds are diverse: one is a former high school choir director. Another, a police detective. A former longtime technology director for Rochester Schools is also in the mix.

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Philadelphia Ed Official S. Scott-Hunter Succumbs to Cancer

Sharon Scott-Hunter, 59, a retired assistant superintendent of the Chester Upland School District who spent 25 years teaching special education elementary students in Philadelphia, died of cancer Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Mrs. Scott-Hunter was a "consummate educator," said Gregory Thornton, former superintendent of Chester Upland.

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Additional Candidates Named in Jackson-Madison County (Tenn.) Schools Superintendent Search

This morning Jackson-Madison County School Board Chairman David Clifft released the names of the two additional candidates the board will interview on Wednesday.

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Questions Remain in Merit Awards to N.J.Superintendent

Both the business administrator and superintendent were granted merit pay this year by the Lyndhurst Board of Education, officials recently confirmed.

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Missouri Schools' CFO Appointed District Superintendent

The Wentzville School District has announced that CFO Dr. Kari Monsees has been selected as the new Superintendent of the Raymore-Peculiar School District near Kansas City, MO. Dr. Monsees has submitted his resignation to the Wentzville Board of Education effective June 30, 2013, which will allow him to assist in the transition process once a new CFO is hired.

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Former Seattle School Superintendent Dies

Former Seattle School Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson died Wednesday in Detroit at the age of 55. A friend and colleague who directs the Council of the Great City Schools, Michael Casserly, told The Seattle Times she was recently hospitalized with cancer.

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