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Lombard School District 44 hires new superintendent

The Illinois school district's new superintendent, Michael Robey, is replacing two interim superintendents who have been sharing the job since July. Robey currently serves as superintendent in Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview School District 89.

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Michigan district superintendent leaving at end of school year

Kent ISD Superintendent Kevin A. Konarska announced plans to retire at the end of the current school year. He will begin his ninth year with the district in January.

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Austin ISD board selects Paul Cruz as superintendent

The Texas district voted unanimously to have Paul Cruz lead the district as superintendent. Cruz has been the interim superintendent since Meria Carstarphen left at the end of this past school year for the superintendent job in Atlanta.

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Lakewood school district hires new superintendent

Mary Kay Andrews will take the reins of the Ohio district, after serving more than 30 years at the Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County, most recently as the vocational school’s director of district services. Andrews will replace Jay Gault, who is taking medical leave for the final six months of his contract before he retires.

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Paul Cruz as sole candidate for Austin ISD superintendent

Paul Cruz has been named the sole candidate for the Texas district's superintendent position after two other candidates for the job withdrew their names from consideration. Cruz had been serving as the interim superintendent since April after Meria Carstarphen left to lead Atlanta Public Schools.

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Elaine Nutter resigns as superintendent in Maine district

Elaine Nutter, superintendent of schools for School Administrative District 28 (Camden-Rockport K-8) and the Five Town CSD (Camden Hills Regional High School) resigned her position, effective July 2015. Nutter has been with the two districts for five years, first as assistant superintendent and then as superintendent in 2012.

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Seattle school board chooses permanent superintendent without search

The Seattle Public Schools board voted to make Interim Superintendent Larry Nyland permanent in the position through June of 2017. He was appointed interim superintendent for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Salisbury Township School Board names district's next superintendent

The Pennsylvania district tapped Randy Ziegenfuss to serve as its next superintendent. He currently serves as Salisbury's assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. Before taking on that position in 2012, he spent six years as the district director of data and technology.

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Nome Schools Superintendent Steve Gast resigns

Steve Gast's resignation as the top school leader of the Alaska school district has been accepted by the Nome Board of Education.

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Brenda Tanner gets permanent superintendent position in Va. county

The Orange County School Board appointed Brenda Tanner as superintendent. Tanner has served as the interim Superintendent since Robert Grimesey’s departure in June 2014.

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