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Michigan district names Catherine Cost as superintendent

Wrapping up a three-month search, the Wyandotte board chose Catherine Cost as the district's new superintendent. She has been serving as assistant superintendent of instruction at Farmington Public Schools since 2006.

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Duane Coleman as new head of Oceanside, Calif. schools

The Oceanside Unified School District has selected Duane Coleman, the associate superintendent of educational services, to succeed retiring Superintendent Larry Perondi as of July 1.

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Minnesota superintendent heads to Iowa

Stillwater Area Schools Superintendent Corey Lunn has accepted a position as superintendent at Johnston School District in Iowa. Lunn’s three-year contract with Stillwater expires after this year. His new role is expected to begin July 1.

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New York board picks Richards as new Waverly superintendent

Randy Richards has been selected as the new superintendent for Waverly's five schools. Currently interim superintendent of Hammond's Central School District in New York's St. Lawrence County, Richards is expected to begin his new position on July 1.

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McCann tapped as superintendent for Washington district

The Ridgefield School District has chosen Nathan McCann as the new superintendent replacing retiring Superintendent Art Edgerly as of July 1. McCann is currently the superintendent of the Altar Valley School District in Arizona.

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Superintendent Lumley to move into same role with larger N.J. district

As of July 1, Dale Lumley, currently South Butler's superintendent, will be the new superintendent for the larger Butler Area district. The South Butler School Board promoted Assistant Superintendent Michael Leitera to superintendent.

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New Jersey K6 superintendent leaving to take East Brunswick position

Two months after submitting his resignation from the Swedesboro-Woolwich School District he has served since 2010, Victor Valeski has announced that he will be taking a superintendent’s position with the East Brunswick K12 district.

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Meria Carstarphen named as Atlanta's new superintendent

The sole finalist to become superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools is Meria Carstarphen, the superintendent of Texas' Austin Independent School District for the past five years.

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Ohio county superintendent to retire at end of 2014

Kent Houston, Conneaut Area City Schools superintendent, will resign his position due to retirement at the end of 2014. Houston was hired as superintendent in July 2008.

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New superintendent for Washington's Quincy School District

John Boyd will begin in July as the superintendent overseeing 2,700 Quincy School District students. He will succeed Superintendent Burton Dickerson, who is retiring. Boyd is currently the executive director of instructional leadership at Burien's Highline School District.

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