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Indiana district board approves Jeffery Fritz as new school superintendent

Clay Community Schools chose educator Jeffery Fritz as superintendent of the school corporation. He takes over from retiring Superintendent Kimberly Tucker. Fritz has taught in Clay Community Schools for 14 years and has served as principal of Jackson Township Elementary School for 16 years.

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Livonia superintendent to be Wayne regional school chief

Livonia Public Schools Superintendent Randy Liepa has been named as the superintendent of Michigan's regional educational service agency that provides services and support to Wayne County’s 33 school districts. Liepa has been with Livonia, one of the 10 biggest districts in the state, since 1994.

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New Jersey district's schools chief to take job in Illinois

Carol Kelley, who has been head of the Branchburg school district since 2012, has resigned to become the superintendent of District 97 in Oak Park, Illinois. Kelley came to the district after serving three years as director for curriculum and instruction at Hunterdon Central Regional High School.

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Keith Palmer picked to head up New York district

The Elba Central School District is appointing Keith Palmer as the district’s next superintendent. He is currently principal of the Pembroke Central High School where he has served since 2003.

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New Tallassee school superintendent named

After months of searching, the Tallassee Board of Education picked Wade Shipman, a longtime educator and superintendent from Fayette County, as the Alabama district's new superintendent. He will replace Kenneth Varner, who is the new superintendent for Brewton City Schools.

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California school district taps principal as next superintendent

The Penn Valley Union Elementary School District is appointing Torie England, the current principal of Sacramento’s Isador Cohen Elementary School, as its next superintendent.

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Jesse Steiner takes Ohio job near Springfield

Celina City Schools Superintendent Jesse Steiner accepted the same position at Northwestern Local Schools District. Northwestern's current superintendent, Tony Orr, served the district for seven years.

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Superintendent switches to new position in Michigan

The Ottawa Area Intermediate School District has asked Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines to be its next leader. Former Superintendent Karen McPhee resigned in March to serve as Gov. Rick Snyder’s senior education policy adviser.

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Wisconsin district hires top leader from within

Heidi Eliopoulos has been selected by the Chippewa Falls School Board as the district's next superintendent. Eliopoulos has been building principal at the Chippewa Falls Middle School for three years.

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New York district hires Sharon Huff

The Cattaraugus-Little Valley School Board of Education named Sharon Huff as its next superintendent. Currently serving as superintendent of Pioneer Central Schools, she will succeed Superintendent Jon Peterson, who is leaving the position for a job in eastern New York.

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