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Russellville City hires Heath Grimes for superintendent position

Lawrence County Superintendent Heath Grimes has been hired for the top leadership position for Alabama's Russellville City Schools. He has served in his current position since 2009.

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Former Bibb interim superintendent takes top job in Alabama district

Kelley Castlin-Gacutan will become superintendent of Birmingham City Schools, the first woman to fill that position full time. She currently serves as Bibb County School District's deputy superintendent of operations and is a former interim superintendent.

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Pennsylvania school district hires Robert Fraser

After a nationwide search, Council Rock School District has hired a new superintendent. Robert Fraser, currently West Chester Area School District's assistant superintendent, will replace Mark Klein, who was Council Rock's superintendent for 11 years before announcing his retirement.

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Heath Grimes picked as Russellville superintendent

Lawrence County Superintendent Heath Grimes was selected by the Alabama district's school board as its next school superintendent. Russellville Superintendent Rex Mayfield retires in July.

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Utah district selects top school official

The Alpine Board of Education has named Samuel Y. Jarman as the new superintendent of schools. He succeeds retiring Superintendent Vernon M. Henshaw. Jarman has worked as assistant principal at American Fork High and American Fork Junior High, and served as principal of Provo High School for seven years.

New superintendent named for Oregon district as Rhonda Shirley retires

Joseph School District hired Joseph Charter School’s athletic director and sixth-grade teacher, Lance Homan, to take over the district’s superintendent position. He will take over the position from retiring Superintendent Rhonda Shirley.

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Mississippi district names Michael McInnis as top leader

The Water Valley CSD is bringing in Michael McInnis, currently an assistant superintendent in the Grenada School District, as its new superintendent. He will replace retiring Superintendent Kim Chrestman.

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Pedro Martinez to take San Antonio superintendent job

Washoe County's former public school superintendent Pedro Martinez will be taking over the San Antonio Independent School District in Texas. The district is one of 15 serving the San Antonio area and has about 55,000 students.

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Anthony Barber chosen as Springfield’s new schools superintendent

Currently serving as the Pennsylvania district's director of teaching and learning, Anthony Barber has been selected to serve as the next superintendent of schools for the Springfield School District.

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Lyndhurst superintendent resigns, accepts position in Little Falls

In New Jersey, Lyndhurst School District Superintendent Tracey Marinelli was named superintendent and a principal in the Little Falls School District. She will be leaving her current Lyndhurst position to succeed William Petrick, whose resignation was approved in November by Little Falls' board.

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