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Tom Shelton resigns as superintendent of Ky.'s second-largest district

Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Tom Shelton, who has led the Kentucky school district since 2011, is resigning to become executive director of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents.

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Joy Hofmeister elected as Oklahoma's new state superintendent

Oklahoma State School Superintendent Joy Hofmeister has been elected to the state's top educational position. The businesswoman and former school teacher served at the state level when Gov. Mary Fallin appointed her to the Oklahoma State Board of Education in 2012.

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New York district chooses Jose Carrion as superintendent

Interim superintendent Jose Carrion has been hired as the new permanent chief in the Wappingers Central School District. He was made interim chief in July after former Superintendent Marco Pochintesta resigned. Prior to that, Carrion was the district's assistant superintendent for administration.

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New superintendent named for Central Valley School District

The New York district appointed Richard Hughes as superintendent to replace the current interim superintendent of the recently merged district. Hughes has served as superintendent at Otselic Valley Central School District for the past four years.

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Superintendent Heath Morrison to resign in North Carolina

In a sudden and unexpected departure, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison said he’s resigning for family reasons. Deputy Superintendent Ann Clark, who was one of the other finalists for superintendent when Morrison was hired in 2012, will take over the interim role.

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In New Jersey, local school board hires Geoffrey Zoeller

The Rochelle Park Board of Education hired Geoffrey Zoeller, former superintendent of the Westwood Regional School District, as its superintendent for four and a half years.

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Upper Perkiomen School Board selects new superintendent

Alexis McGloin has been chosen by the Pennsylvania district to be its next superintendent. McGloin has been the assistant superintendent of the Penn-Delco School District since 2005.

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School board goes with assistant superintendent to lead Ohio district

The Worthington school board opted for Assistant Superintendent Trent Bowers to replace outgoing Superintendent Thomas Tucker, who was hired as superintendent of Princeton schools near Cincinnati. Bowers will take over as superintendent in July.

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Schools superintendent leaving Pennsylvania district

Salisbury Township schools Superintendent Michael Q. Roth is leaving the district nearly two years after taking the top administrative post. He is leaving a 20-year career in public education to work in the private sector for Discovery Education.

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Allentown School District to outsource substitute teachers

In a decision prompted by low fill rates and health insurance costs, the Pennsylvania district will continue to employ substitutes who fill short-term assignments and salaried substitutes. However, those who work between 15 and 89 cumulative days will now be hired through an outside service.

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