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Penn Hills Board promotes acting superintendent to superintendent

Nancy Hines was upped from her position as acting superintendent to the top spot in the district. She has been the district's assistant superintendent. Former Superintendent Thomas Washington resigned in January.

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Alabama school system hires Johnny Yates as top leader

Interim Lawrence County Schools superintendent Johnny Yates was selected to permanently fill the role. He will serve the remaining 18 months left in former superintendent Heath Grimes’ term of office, which is an elected position in Lawrence County.

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Teri White accepts job as Douglas County school superintendent

The Nevada district named the former human resources director as its new superintendent. Teri White is replacing retiring Superintendent Lisa Noonan.

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Connecticut superintendent crosses state to take new position

The Mansfield Board of Education appointed Kelly Lyman as the new superintendent of schools, replacing Fred Baruzzi, who resigned from the position in January. Lyman has been assistant superintendent of Regional School District 15 — serving Southbury and Middlebury since 2011.

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Lorain School Board hires Jeff Graham

The Ohio district named Jeff Graham, currently the top leader in Parma, to replace Tom Tucker as superintendent. Graham, who has 12 years of experience serving as a superintendent, was chosen over David Hall, Lorain City Schools' assistant superintendent.

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John Kronour is new superintendent for Ohio district

The Northeastern Local School District has hired John Kronour as the new superintendent of Clark County’s second-largest school system. He will replace Lou Kramer, who has been hired as the superintendent at nearby London City Schools.

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Thomas Reardon to be New York district's school superintendent

The Wynantskill Union Free School District named Thomas Reardon as its new superintendent. He will move from Voorheesville Elementary School, where he's been principal for the past six years. Reardon succeeds Superintendent Lee Bordick, who is retiring after serving as the acting superintendent in several school districts.

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Michigan district offers superintendent job to Ryan McLeod

Ryan McLeod, who has been Monroe Public Schools's assistant superintendent since 2011, has been named by the East Detroit Board of Education as its choice to be the district's next superintendent.

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State school board confirms new Utah associate superintendent

Rounding out a series of executive shakeups at the Utah State Office of Education, Ogden School District administrator Rich Nye was confirmed as the new associate state superintendent for data, assessment and accountability. He replaces Judy Park, who was dismissed by the board and State Superintendent Brad Smith in May.

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Brevard School Board selects superintendent

Brevard Public Schools' new superintendent will be Desmond Blackburn. Currently the chief of school performance and accountability for Broward County Schools, Blackburn will replace Brian Binggeli, who left to take the top schools job in Plano, Texas.

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