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Baldwin County school board approves new superintendent

The Alabama county's school board voted to hire Robbie Owen, the former principal of Rockwell Elementary School, as the school district's new superintendent. Owen, who has been serving as the system's interim superintendent since mid-August, replaces Alan Lee, who announced his resignation in August.

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Superintendent of Ohio district announces resignation

John Nolan, superintendent of Wellington Schools for three years, announced that he is resigning because of health reasons, two years before his contract is up.

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James Crisfield named superintendent of Pennsylvania school district

Millburn's Superintendent of Schools James Crisfield was officially appointed to the position of superintendent of Pennsylvania's Wissahickon School District.

California district names Carrie Andrews as superintendent

Carrie Andrews, acting superintendent for the Cambrian School District, has been chosen to lead the district's five schools as its new superintendent. She came to Cambrian after working for the Campbell Union School District for six years.

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Mississippi district's superintendent to retire after 12 years

Milton Kuykendall, superintendent of DeSoto County Schools for the past 12 years, will retire when his term expires in December 2015. The superintendent in DeSoto County is an elected position.

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Missouri district names new leader, tightens anti-nepotism policy

The next superintendent of Fox schools will be Jim Wipke. Wipke is the executive director of secondary schools for the Rockwood School District. The Fox board also approved a tighter anti-nepotism policy that would bar the hiring of relatives of board members, the superintendent and assistant superintendents.

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Humboldt USD superintendent to leave at end of school year

After five years at the helm of the Arizona district, Superintendent Paul Stanton may be leaving the district at the end of the school year to take the superintendent position in Phoenix's Washington Elementary School District, pending approval by both districts' governing boards.

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Central City school board approves offer to superintendent candidate

Jeffrey Jensen, currently the superintendent of Creighton Community Public Schools, has accepted the Nebraska district's superintendent position. The previous superintendent, Candace Conradt, resigned in June after a year of controversy in the district.

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Paul Casciano to retire as William Floyd schools superintendent

Paul Casciano, who became superintendent of the New York school district eight years ago at one of the most tumultuous times in its 181-year history, will retire at the end of the school year. The longtime educator has more than 40 years in the district as a student, teacher, principal and its top official.

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James Colbert, Jr. named to lead Harris County' schools

The largest county in Texas's board of education has chosen James Colbert, Jr. as its new school superintendent. Since 2011, Colbert has been superintendent of West Orange-Cove Consolidated ISD in Orange, Texas.

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