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Seattle school board chooses permanent superintendent without search

The Seattle Public Schools board voted to make Interim Superintendent Larry Nyland permanent in the position through June of 2017. He was appointed interim superintendent for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Salisbury Township School Board names district's next superintendent

The Pennsylvania district tapped Randy Ziegenfuss to serve as its next superintendent. He currently serves as Salisbury's assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. Before taking on that position in 2012, he spent six years as the district director of data and technology.

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Nome Schools Superintendent Steve Gast resigns

Steve Gast's resignation as the top school leader of the Alaska school district has been accepted by the Nome Board of Education.

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Brenda Tanner gets permanent superintendent position in Va. county

The Orange County School Board appointed Brenda Tanner as superintendent. Tanner has served as the interim Superintendent since Robert Grimesey’s departure in June 2014.

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Iowa district names Quintin Shepherd as superintendent

The Linn-Mar Community School District announced Quintin Shepherd, currently superintendent of Illinois’ District 69, as its next superintendent. He will take over from Superintendent Katie Mulholland, who is retiring.

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Andrew Farber picked as finalist for Neb. district's superintendent job

Louisville Public School’s board of education voted to offer the district superintendent position to Andrew Farber, now principal of Arlington High School. The current superintendent, Gregory Shepard, plans to let his contract expire at the end of June 2015.

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Deer Lakes School District hires superintendent

Avella Area superintendent Janell Logue-Belden has been named as the Pennsylvania district's new superintendent. She will replace Janet Ciramella, who will retire in April after 25 years in the district, including the past two as superintendent.

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Maine city's school superintendent steps down

Citing a desire to return to more classroom-oriented work, South Portland Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin will resign effective June 30, 2015.

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Quick vote for Seattle school superintendent questioned

After soliciting little public comment, the Seattle School Board plans to vote this week on whether to offer interim Superintendent Larry Nyland the district’s top job for the next two and a half years.

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Baldwin County school board approves new superintendent

The Alabama county's school board voted to hire Robbie Owen, the former principal of Rockwell Elementary School, as the school district's new superintendent. Owen, who has been serving as the system's interim superintendent since mid-August, replaces Alan Lee, who announced his resignation in August.

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