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Ohio county superintendent to retire at end of 2014

Kent Houston, Conneaut Area City Schools superintendent, will resign his position due to retirement at the end of 2014. Houston was hired as superintendent in July 2008.

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New superintendent for Washington's Quincy School District

John Boyd will begin in July as the superintendent overseeing 2,700 Quincy School District students. He will succeed Superintendent Burton Dickerson, who is retiring. Boyd is currently the executive director of instructional leadership at Burien's Highline School District.

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Portland Public Schools plans to hire 180

Under a new proposed plan, Portland Public Schools is looking to add 150 teachers and about 30 other staff members next year. Superintendent Carole Smith said an improving economy and property tax revenue will allow the district to increase spending by about $20 million.

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Mark Scott is top choice for Houston, Ga. superintendent

Houston County's board has named Mark Scott, former Northside High School principal and currently the assistant superintendent for human resources, as their choice to be their next superintendent. The board votes again on April 8 once his contract has been finalized to make the appointment official.

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Washington district superintendent announces retirement

On April 18, Dr. Dennis Haddock will mark the close of nine years with the Lakewood School District and 33 years in K12 public education. After serving as assistant superintendent of the district for three years, Haddock was selected as superintendent in 2008.

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New Mexico municipal superintendent heading to Texas

Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers will be leaving the district at the end of the current school year to take over as the new superintendent at Texas' Crockett Independent School District as of July 1.

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Colorado district taps Englewood for new superintendent

Lewis-Palmer School District 38 has chosen a new superintendent. The D-38 board voted unanimously to hire Karen Brofft, assistant superintendent of Englewood Schools near Denver, for the top job.

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Lakewood, Wash. superintendent announces retirement

Dennis Haddock, superintendent of the Lakewood School District, is retiring April 18. He has been superintendent for the past nine years, and has worked in public schools for 33 years.

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Virginia superintendent to retire

Virginia's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Patricia Wright, will retire from that post May 1. Wright, a veteran of the state education department, has been serving as the state's schools chief under three governors.

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Contract signed for new Arizona school superintendent

Incoming Gilbert Public Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto officially signed a 3-year contract to begin July 1. She currently serves in the same role for the Hartford Public Schools district in Connecticut.

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