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Thomas Reardon to be New York district's school superintendent

The Wynantskill Union Free School District named Thomas Reardon as its new superintendent. He will move from Voorheesville Elementary School, where he's been principal for the past six years. Reardon succeeds Superintendent Lee Bordick, who is retiring after serving as the acting superintendent in several school districts.

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Michigan district offers superintendent job to Ryan McLeod

Ryan McLeod, who has been Monroe Public Schools's assistant superintendent since 2011, has been named by the East Detroit Board of Education as its choice to be the district's next superintendent.

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State school board confirms new Utah associate superintendent

Rounding out a series of executive shakeups at the Utah State Office of Education, Ogden School District administrator Rich Nye was confirmed as the new associate state superintendent for data, assessment and accountability. He replaces Judy Park, who was dismissed by the board and State Superintendent Brad Smith in May.

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Brevard School Board selects superintendent

Brevard Public Schools' new superintendent will be Desmond Blackburn. Currently the chief of school performance and accountability for Broward County Schools, Blackburn will replace Brian Binggeli, who left to take the top schools job in Plano, Texas.

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Millburn names Christine Burton as superintendent of schools

The New Jersey district's board of education picked Christine Burton as superintendent of Millburn Schools. Currently serving as the interim superintendent since March, she has been assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction since 2010.

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New Fayette County Schools superintendent appointed

West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano named Terry George as the new Fayette County Superintendent of Schools. He replaces Serena Starcher.

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Indiana district board approves Jeffery Fritz as new school superintendent

Clay Community Schools chose educator Jeffery Fritz as superintendent of the school corporation. He takes over from retiring Superintendent Kimberly Tucker. Fritz has taught in Clay Community Schools for 14 years and has served as principal of Jackson Township Elementary School for 16 years.

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Livonia superintendent to be Wayne regional school chief

Livonia Public Schools Superintendent Randy Liepa has been named as the superintendent of Michigan's regional educational service agency that provides services and support to Wayne County’s 33 school districts. Liepa has been with Livonia, one of the 10 biggest districts in the state, since 1994.

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New Jersey district's schools chief to take job in Illinois

Carol Kelley, who has been head of the Branchburg school district since 2012, has resigned to become the superintendent of District 97 in Oak Park, Illinois. Kelley came to the district after serving three years as director for curriculum and instruction at Hunterdon Central Regional High School.

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Keith Palmer picked to head up New York district

The Elba Central School District is appointing Keith Palmer as the district’s next superintendent. He is currently principal of the Pembroke Central High School where he has served since 2003.

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