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Former Oak Grove principal hired as Central Cass superintendent

Morgan Forness, a longtime private-school educator, was named the superintendent of North Dakota's Central Cass Schools. Forness is the superintendent and principal of Shiloh Christian School in Bismarck.

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Barbara Walkley named as superintendent for New York district

Beacon City School District is hiring interim Superintendent Barbara Walkley as the permanent chief. Walkley suspended her retirement to take on the temporary role in August 2014, following the abrupt departure of former Superintendent Paul Dorward.

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Alamance-Burlington School System names new superintendent

The North Carolina district has named its interim superintendent to the full-time position. Bill Harrison was previously the chairman of the North Carolina State Board of Education from 2009 to 2013.

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Ohio district's superintendent heading to West Geauga schools

Superintendent Richard Markwardt will take over West Geauga schools after he resigns from Beachwood at the conclusion of his contract at the end of the school year. Robert Hardis, who has served as Beachwood's assistant superintendent since 2012, will replace Markwardt as Beachwood's top leader.

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Gillian Chapman to move to Wyoming for superintendent position

Selected from a pool of 34 applicants, Gillian Chapman was hired to replace Pam Shea as superintendent of Teton County School District No. 1. She is currently Shawnee Mission USD's associate superintendent for secondary administrative services in Kansas.

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Amarillo ISD's long-serving superintendent set to retire

The Texas district's Superintendent Rod Schroder, who has worked for Amarillo ISD for more than 42 years, plans to retire in August. Schroder has served as president of the Texas School Alliance, on Texas Association of School Administrators committees and on the Board of Directors for the Texas Business and Education Coalition.

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Revere school board hires Matt Montgomery

The Ohio district’s board of education hired Matthew Montgomery, the current superintendent at Waterloo, as the Revere district’s next school chief.

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Wash. district's board picks in-house candidate for superintendent

Yakima Deputy Superintendent Jack Irion has been picked by the district’s school board to be its next leader. Irion will take over for retiring Superintendent Elaine Beraza in July.

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Maine district's leader takes new superintendent position

After five years at the helm of the rural 11-town Regional School Unit 3, Superintendent Heather Perry will be heading south this summer to lead the Gorham School District.

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Katonah-Lewisboro board names superintendent

The New York district's school board selected Andrew Selesnick as its next superintendent. He has served the Chappaqua school district for 23 years, most recently as assistant superintendent for leadership development and human resources.

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