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Bristol board names Rex Gearheart as superintendent

Rex Gearheart has been picked to become the Bristol school system’s new superintendent in Virginia. Formerly the system’s assistant superintendent, Gearheart replaces Mark Y. Lineburg, who has been selected as the new superintendent of the Winchester Public School District.

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Owen Roberts named to Florida county superintendent position

Alachua County Public Schools has chosen Owen Roberts as its new superintendent. Roberts most recently served for seven years as St. Lucie County Schools' associate superintendent of curriculum and accountability before retiring in 2012.

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In Washington, Walla Walla superintendent resigns

The superintendent of the Walla Walla School District has announced his resignation to accept an assistant superintendent position with Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101 in Spokane. Miller was the superintendent of the Deer Park School District in Deer Park, Wash., for six years prior to coming to Walla Walla.

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Pallascene Cole named as superintendent for Mississippi district

West Bolivar CSD has hired Pallascene Cole, who currently serves as West Tallahatchie School District's leader, as its new superintendent. The hiring of new superintendents for North and West Bolivar CSDs is a result of the Mississippi Legislature's decision to reduce the number of school districts in Bolivar County.

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Pennsylvania district names superintendent finalist

The Reading School Board has put a name and face to its finalist for the district's next superintendent. The school board started with 25 qualified candidates and narrowed the search down to Khalid Mumin, who has served as superintendent of Caroline County Public Schools in Maryland since 2011.

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David Hamilton picked as New York district's superintendent

Penn Yan Superintendent David Hamilton will take over the Baldwinsville Central School District next month. He was selected to replace current Superintendent Jeanne Dangle, who announced that she would retire at the end of the school year.

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Walter Dansby resigns as Fort Worth superintendent

School Superintendent Walter Dansby offered his resignation as the Texas district's leader. He first joined the school district as a teacher and coach in 1974. Dansby continued to rise through administrative roles overseeing instruction, athletics, student affairs and maintenance.

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Walter R. Clemons to head up Virginia county's schools

Gloucester County Public Schools has voted to appoint Walter R. Clemons as the district's new superintendent. Clemons, the superintendent of schools for Northampton County, brings with him more than 24 years experience in education.

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California district names Alex Cherniss as new superintendent

The chief financial officer of the Los Angeles County Office of Education was approved to become the San Marino Unified School District’s new superintendent under a four-year contract. Superintendent Loren Kleinrock will retire from his position on June 30.

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Second largest Colorado district hires Daniel McMinimee as superintendent

A divided Jefferson County board hired Daniel McMinimee as the next superintendent of the state's second-largest school district, despite controversy over the hiring process and transparency issues. He currently serves as an assistant superintendent with the Douglas County School District.

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