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Camden County Technical Schools names new superintendent

The Camden County Technical Schools board of education has appointed Patricia Fitzgerald, who has served as principal for the district’s Pennsauken campus since 2001, as its new superintendent.

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Newtown school board begins superintendent search

The Newtown Board of Education announced that it is starting its search for a permanent superintendent, while also expressing its gratitude to John Reed for serving as interim superintendent of schools.

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Aaron Leavell is named Bremerton School District superintendent

Without much ado, the Bremerton Board of Education selected its new superintendent just one day after the new school year started.

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Donald Conyers is named interim superintendent of Staten Island schools

Donald Conyers, a senior supervising superintendent with the Department of Education, is serving as interim superintendent, following the retirement of District Superintendent Erminia Claudio, whose last day on the job was Aug. 30.

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Massachusetts superintendent Michael Tempesta ready to start new year

It’s been a busy summer for Michael Tempesta, the new superintendent of Saugus Public Schools in Saugus, Mass. Since taking over in July, Tempesta has met with numerous town officials, administrators, teachers, parents and others to glean valuable feedback and to gain a deeper understanding of the community’s needs so he can make informed decisions as the leader of the school district.

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New to Syracuse, principal hopes to turn around a struggling school

As the new principal of Danforth Middle School on the Syracuse's south side, Dr. Ronardo Reeves is one of six out-of-town educators hired as principals in Syracuse this year.

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Massachusetts superintendent Mary-Elizabeth Beach to resign

Mary-Elizabeth Beach, superintendent of Ware Public Schools in Ware, Mass., stunned members of the Ware School Committee Wednesday night by announcing she will resign at the end of this school year.

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New Prince George's Superintendent has deep local roots

A graduate of Bowie High School and Bowie State University, newly appointed deputy superintendent of schools Monique Whittington Davis has deep ties to Bowie and to Prince George’s County. Davis also spent more than a decade as an educator and administrator in the county.

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Ann Arbor Public Schools' new superintendent starts Tuesday

Next Tuesday marks the first day on the job for the new superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools, Jeanice Kerr Swift. Hired to a five-year contract, Swift comes to Ann Arbor from Colorado Springs School District 11, where she was assistant superintendent of instruction, curriculum and student services.

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Pennsylvania state ed secretary nominee William Harner resigns

After three months in the state capital, William Harner, the former Cumberland Valley School District superintendent, is looking for a new job. Gov. Tom Corbett asked for and received Harner's resignation as a result of uncovering "multiple and inappropriate comments" during Harner's background check.

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