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Braham Area School District hires new superintendent

Ken Gagner, an elementary school principal in Morris since 2012, has been named to head up the Minnesota school district.

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Isle of Wight assistant superintendent to helm West Point Public Schools

Laura Abel, the district's assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and administration since 2012, is taking over the top position at the Virginia school system. She is replacing former Superintendent Jeffery Smith, who took the top spot at Hampton City Schools in July.

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Michigan district selects finalist for superintendent job

Sarena Shivers, the assistant superintendent for the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, has been chosen as the finalist to become the next Redford Union Schools superintendent.

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Dan Nett hired to lead New Holstein Schools

The new school administrator has some big shoes to fill. Dan Nett replaces William Van Meer, who served as the Wisconsin community’s school leader for almost five years until his sudden death in March.

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New superintendent for the Osage School District

The Iowa district is welcoming new superintendent Barb Schwamman aboard. With about 20 years of educational experience in the North Iowa area, Schwamman's most recent post was principal of Winneshiek Elementary School.

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Buffalo School Board to vote on appointing Kriner Cash superintendent

The troubled New York district's board of education has scheduled a special meeting to vote on the appointment of Kriner Cash as the district’s next superintendent. Cash is the former superintendent of the Memphis School District.

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South Butler School District promotes assistant superintendent

The Pennsylvania district's school board named Assistant Superintendent David Zupsic to superintendent and formally accepted the resignation of Superintendent Michael Leitera. Leitera will return to the Mohawk School District in Lawrence County as superintendent.

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Fort Worth district taps Phoenix superintendent for top job

Kent Paredes Scribner, superintendent of the 26,000-student Phoenix Union High School District, is the sole finalist for superintendent of the 85,000-student Texas school district. Scribner has led Arizona’s largest high school district since 2008.

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Crawford County selects new superintendent

Brent Lowe, currently the assistant superintendent of Pulaski County schools, has been named as the Georgia district's school superintendent. Lowe will fill the job last held on a permanent basis by Superintendent John Douglas, who retired after eight years.

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Cherry Hill names top leader

A graduate of Cherry Hill’s school system has been named the New Jersey district’s next superintendent. Joseph Meloche, currently an assistant superintendent, will be promoted to the top administrator position. He will succeed Maureen Reusche, who left to head the school district in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

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