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Superintendent of Washington's fourth-largest school district resigns

Edward Lee Vargas is stepping down as Kent School District's superintendent to accept a position with a national educational nonprofit organization. He will begin his transition over the next few months.

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Monty Tech superintendent job in Mass. accepted by Sheila Harrity

Sheila M. Harrity, the principal of Worcester Technical High School, is the new superintendent of the Fitchburg-based Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District.

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Cornelius Faulkner chosen as superintendent for Ky. school district

The Caverna Board of Education hired Cornelius Faulkner to be the new superintendent for Caverna Independent Schools. Faulkner, who previously worked in the district as director of pupil personnel, as well as assistant superintendent, was voted the interim superintendent in July.

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Rick McInturf to lead Ozark City Schools

In Alabama, Associate Superintendent Rick McInturf has assumed the responsibility of leading Ozark City Schools as the new superintendent. McInturf has served in his previous role for eight years under former Superintendent Michael Lenhart.

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Milwaukee appoints Darienne Driver as superintendent

After three months as interim leader of Milwaukee Public Schools, Darienne Driver was appointed superintendent, making her the first permanent female leader of the state's largest school district. Driver will officially take the reins this week from former superintendent Gregory Thornton, who resigned in June.

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Pa. district superintendent Charles Heller announces retirement

Crawford Central School District Superintendent Charles Heller announced that he would retire, effective January 13, 2015. Heller, who has been with the district for 12 years, was given a multi-year contract in July.

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Richard Gusick named as superintendent for Pa. school system

The Tredyffrin/Easttown School Board has appointed Richard Gusick as its next superintendent of schools. The current superintendent announced his retirement effective June 2015. Gusick joined the district in 1990 as a high school social studies teacher.

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Superintendent to retire after three decades in New Hampshire district

Chris Rath, superintendent of the Concord School District, will retire at the end of this school year. She has worked in Concord schools for nearly 30 years as a principal, assistant superintendent and then superintendent.

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Massachusetts vo-tech school names superintendent

The Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School Committee voted to offer the vacant superintendent’s position to Sheila M. Harrity, principal of Worcester Technical High School.

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Michael Ross named to assume Pa. superintendent role next year

If all goes as planned, Michael Ross will be the new superintendent of the Union School District by next summer. He is currently a high school principal in the district. The board hired Michael Hink as interim superintendent for the current school year after Superintendent Alfonso Angelucci left in June.

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