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Midland principal picked for as Michigan district's superintendent

Janet Greif will replace Bay City Public Schools' retiring Superintendent Douglas Newcombe. Greif is now in her fifth year as principal at Midland High School.

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Redwood City schools select new superintendent

The California school district board has tapped John Baker to replace retiring Superintendent Jan Christensen. Baker joined the district more than 30 years ago and is currently deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction.

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Mark Linton named as New York district's school superintendent

The East Rochester Union Free School District has named Mark Linton as its next superintendent. Linton, currently the principal at Geneseo Elementary School, will replace Dick Stutzman, who is currently serving as interim superintendent.

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Rob Saxton leaves Oregon Department of Education

After three years as the state's deputy superintendent of public instruction, Rob Saxton will take on a new role as superintendent of the Northwest Regional Education Service District.

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Kentucky district picks internal candidate for superintendent position

Mayfield Independent Schools named Assistant Superintendent Joe Henderson as its next superintendent, succeeding Lonnie Burgett, who has held the position for 21 years. Henderson, who served as assistant superintendent and director of instructional programs since 2008, first came to the district in 2001.

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Hudson School District has new superintendent

Nick Ouellette, currently the superintendent of the Odebolt-Arthur and Battle Creek Schools in Iowa, has been chosen to take over the Wisconsin district's top leadership position. He is replacing Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten, who is retiring after 10 years in the position.

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Federal Way Public Schools picks Tammy Campbell as superintendent

The Washington district's board of directors selected Tammy Campbell, who is currently serving as the assistant superintendent for learning and teaching in the Renton School District. The superintendent position was vacated after former Superintendent Rob Neu became the head of the Oklahoma City Public School District.

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Lexington hires new school superintendent

The Illinois school district hired Dwight Stricklin as its next superintendent. Stricklin, who is superintendent and principal at Kansas Elementary School in southeastern Illinois, will succeed Curt Nettles.

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Warren Drake named new superintendent of Louisiana district

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System picked Warren Drake, the former superintendent of the Zachary school district. Drake has spent much of his career working in East Baton Rouge schools.

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Veteran superintendent named to lead New York district

Craig Tice, currently the Marcellus school district's superintendent, will take over the superintendent position for the Fayetteville-Manlius school district in July. The district's current superintendent, Corliss Kaiser, will retire after 46 years working in education, including 10 as Fayetteville-Manlius' superintendent.

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