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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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Michael Popp named as new East Aurora, Ill., superintendent

Michael Popp, a 24-year veteran of Indian Prairie School District 204, was selected as East Aurora School District’s next superintendent less than two weeks after the board’s first choice reversed his decision to accept the superintendent position.

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Nampa, Idaho names new superintendent

David Peterson, currently with Washington's North Mason School District, will officially take the helm as Nampa's new superintendent as of July 1.

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Georgia county seeking assistant superintendents

The Putnam County Board of Education is searching for two people to fill assistant superintendent slots–one for curriculum and instruction and one for human resources and operations–that have been vacant for more than a year.

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Janice Wycoff named as Clear Fork Valley, Ohio's superintendent

Janice Wycoff will start her new term as superintendent at Clear Fork Valley Local Schools on August 1. David Ritter, interim superintendent at Clear Fork, will stay in that position until Wycoff begins.

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New superintendent announced for New Hampshire's SAU 50 district

SAU 50, which serves the communities of Greenland, New Castle, Rye and Newington, has selected Salvatore Petralia to fill the superintendent position held by Dr. George Cushing, who is retiring at the end of June.

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Lexington, Mass. superintendent is retiring in 2015

Paul Ash, who has served as superintendent for nearly nine years, announced that he will retire on June 30, 2015 to take a new position at a large national educational consulting company.

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