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Carlton Jenkins picked by Minnesota district

A new superintendent for the Robbinsdale Area School District was hired. Carlton Jenkins previously was the chief academic officer in Atlanta Public Schools. He will replace Aldo Sicoli who resigned to take the superintendent job at Roseville Area Schools.

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Seguin ISD names new superintendent

The Texas district welcomed Stetson Roane as the new superintendent of schools. He is coming to Seguin from Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD and will be filling the spot left vacant when former Superintendent Irene Garza resigned after serving as head of the district for 10 years.

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N.Y. high school principal to be Potsdam’s district superintendent

Potsdam High School Principal Joann Chambers has been chosen as the new district superintendent. She has been the high school principal since 2008. Former Superintendent Pat Brady left for the superintendent’s position at Massena Central School.

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Nevada City School District hires Trisha Dellis as superintendent

The California school district's board appointed Trisha Dellis, the current assistant superintendent of personnel and pupil services for the Nevada Joint Union High School District, to lead the elementary school district as superintendent. She will replace Superintendent Roxanne Gilpatric, who is retiring after six years in the position.

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Sonny Cruse named to head up Texas district

Huntsville ISD Deputy Superintendent Sonny Cruse has been named the lone finalist for the Graham ISD superintendent position. Former GISD Superintendent Lane Ledbetter resigned from the position to take on the same role for the Midlothian ISD.

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Divided Nevada school district's board chooses permanent superintendent

The Washoe County School Board hired interim Superintendent Traci Davis as permanent superintendent. She came from the Las Vegas school system in 2012 when the previous Washoe County superintendent hired her as deputy superintendent. When Pedro Martinez resigned in October, the school board promoted Davis to stand-in superintendent.

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N.C. educator named for superintendent position in Robeson County

An assistant professor in Wingate University’s Graduate School of Education has been offered the job as the new superintendent of the Public Schools of Robeson County. Once confirmed, Rick Watkins would replace Johnny Hunt, who retired after serving as the district’s superintendent for nine years.

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Troubled N.J. city's new schools chief narrowly wins approval

The former New Jersey education commissioner is the new state-appointed superintendent of Newark Public Schools. Christopher Cerf's arrival could mark the beginning of the end of two decades of state control over New Jersey's largest public school district.

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Penn Hills Board promotes acting superintendent to superintendent

Nancy Hines, the Pennsylvania district's assistant superintendent, has been promoted from acting superintendent to the permanent top administrator position. Superintendent Thomas Washington resigned in January, and Hines moved into the role of acting superintendent in February.

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Longtime Michigan district superintendent retires

South Lyon Community Schools Superintendent Bill Pearson has retired after 20 years as the district's top leader. Since Pearson started, the number of students has grown from 4,200 to 8,000 and voters passed six bond proposals that brought about seven new school buildings.

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