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Missouri district promotes from within

The Logan-Rogersville School District has hired a new superintendent of schools. Shawn Randles will take over the position for the new school year. Randles has served with the district for five years as assistant superintendent.

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Michigan district taps Thompson for top position

Robyne Thompson has been chosen as the next superintendent of East Lansing Public Schools. She is currently executive director for secondary education for the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

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Maryland board names Arlotto new superintendent

Anne Arundel County school officials named George Arlotto, the system's current chief of staff and a former principal in Montgomery County, as superintendent of the state's fifth-largest school district and the county's second-largest employer.

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Hoffert named as new superintendent in Indiana hometown

The Warsaw Community Schools named David Hoffert as superintendent of schools. He will replace Craig Hintz, who is retiring as of June 30. Hoffert currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer in the school district.

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Georgia county stays local with superintendent pick

The Barrow County Board of Education has chosen Chris McMichael, current executive director of teaching and learning, as their choice to take the helm of the district.

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California board approves new Oakland schools chief

Oakland's school board approved a four-year contract for a new superintendent, Antwan Wilson, who will start his job July 1. The current assistant superintendent at Denver Public Schools will takes over from interim Superintendent Gary Yee.

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Superintendent Jim Briscoe to move from Illinois to Utah district

After he retires in Illinois, DeKalb School District 428 Superintendent Jim Briscoe will head to suburban Salt Lake City to lead Canyons School District's 33,000-students.

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Skinner chosen as Louisiana district's superintendent

Dale Skinner, high school principal in Natchitoches Parish since 2010, was elected as the district’s next superintendent. He will take the place of Derwood Duke, who announced in January that he would be retiring.

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Second largest Alabama district buys out superintendent's contract

Stephen Nowlin has stepped down as superintendent of Jefferson County Schools, just 18 months after accepting the job, after being offered a buyout of his contract by the board of education.

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Superintendent resigns to take position at another New Jersey district

Wayne schools Superintendent Raymond Gonzalez has resigned to take a job leading the Westwood Regional district. Gonzalez's departure means the Wayne district will be left without a top leader for the seventh time in seven years

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