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Heath Grimes picked as Russellville superintendent

Lawrence County Superintendent Heath Grimes was selected by the Alabama district's school board as its next school superintendent. Russellville Superintendent Rex Mayfield retires in July.

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Utah district selects top school official

The Alpine Board of Education has named Samuel Y. Jarman as the new superintendent of schools. He succeeds retiring Superintendent Vernon M. Henshaw. Jarman has worked as assistant principal at American Fork High and American Fork Junior High, and served as principal of Provo High School for seven years.

New superintendent named for Oregon district as Rhonda Shirley retires

Joseph School District hired Joseph Charter School’s athletic director and sixth-grade teacher, Lance Homan, to take over the district’s superintendent position. He will take over the position from retiring Superintendent Rhonda Shirley.

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Mississippi district names Michael McInnis as top leader

The Water Valley CSD is bringing in Michael McInnis, currently an assistant superintendent in the Grenada School District, as its new superintendent. He will replace retiring Superintendent Kim Chrestman.

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Pedro Martinez to take San Antonio superintendent job

Washoe County's former public school superintendent Pedro Martinez will be taking over the San Antonio Independent School District in Texas. The district is one of 15 serving the San Antonio area and has about 55,000 students.

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Anthony Barber chosen as Springfield’s new schools superintendent

Currently serving as the Pennsylvania district's director of teaching and learning, Anthony Barber has been selected to serve as the next superintendent of schools for the Springfield School District.

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Lyndhurst superintendent resigns, accepts position in Little Falls

In New Jersey, Lyndhurst School District Superintendent Tracey Marinelli was named superintendent and a principal in the Little Falls School District. She will be leaving her current Lyndhurst position to succeed William Petrick, whose resignation was approved in November by Little Falls' board.

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‘Icon’ retires after 37 years as superintendent

South Dakota’s longest-serving school superintendent, Vern DeGeest, is set to retire after nearly 40 years at the helm of Corsica's school district. Also retiring is Stickney superintendent Bob Krietlow. Scott Muckey, Corsica High School's principal, will become the superintendent for a combined Corsica-Stickney school district.

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Superintendent Nancy Lynch to leave Solana Beach School District

After three years with the California school district, Superintendent Nancy Lynch is returning to the northern part of the state to assume the role of superintendent of Reed USD.

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New York district's superintendent to travel downstate

Auburn Enlarged City School District Superintendent Constance Evelyn will be leaving to take on the superintendent position for the Valley Stream Union Free School District Thirteen.

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