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Superintendent resigns to become Oklahoma executive director

Sherry Labyer will resign as the Duncan school superintendent to accept a position as the executive director of the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability under the secretary of education. Labyer will oversee the state education system’s demographics, the report cards on school performance and teacher certification.

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Indiana school district picks Beth Niedermeyer

Beth Niedermeyer, assistant superintendent at Hamilton Southeastern Schools, will head up Noblesville School District as superintendent. She is replacing Libbie Conner, who retires September 1, 2014.

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Gregory Myers named to lead Massachusetts district

Gregory Myers has been named as Millbury's next superintendent. The Quaboag Regional Middle-High School principal replaces Superintendent Susan T. Hitchcock, who will retire in mid-August.

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California district hires Kirsten Alameda as superintendent

Orange County's second largest district, Capistrano USD, has selected Kirsten Vital, currently the superintendent of the mid-size Alameda USD, to take the helm next month from outgoing Superintendent Joe Farley.

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Ohio school board selects graduate as new superintendent

Black River Schools is replacing outgoing superintendent Janice Wyckoff with Chris Clark. He previously worked for Madison Plains Schools in London, Ohio, for 25 years.

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Alabama county brings in Warren Craig Pouncey as new superintendent

Warren Craig Pouncey, the chief of staff for the Alabama State Department of Education, was named as Jefferson County's new superintendent. Pouncey was previously superintendent of Crenshaw County Schools, assistant state superintendent and deputy state superintendent of education.

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Maryland county superintendent search ends with Daniel Curry

Daniel Curry has been appointed as the new superintendent of Calvert County Public Schools. Curry was formerly the superintendent of Lake Forest School District in Felton, Del., since 2003. The county’s former superintendent, Jack Smith, resigned from the school system last summer.

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N.J. regional district's interim superintendent takes permanent position

South Hunterdon Regional School District’s interim superintendent of schools has been chosen for the permanent position after a five-month-long search process. Louis Muenker has been serving as the interim superintendent since July 2013.

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Jeffrey Schoonover chosen as joint superintendent for Massachusetts districts

Jeffrey Schoonover has been named to dual positions as the new Somerset Public Schools superintendent this school year and the superintendent of both Somerset and the Somerset Berkley Regional School District the year afterward. Schoonover is currently the assistant superintendent in Portsmouth, R.I.

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Wayne school board names new superintendent

Mark Toback has been selected to head up the New Jersey district following the resignation of Raymond Gonzalez, which is effective August 1. Prior to his current four years as Hoboken's superintendent, Toback was chief school administrator at Sussex County Technical School for five years.

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