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Gaston gets nod as new Charles City superintendent

The Virginia city's school board has hired David S. Gaston as its new superintendent of schools beginning July 1. He has spent the last 10 years as the head of the Department of Accountability, Quality, and Innovation in the Williamsburg-James City County school systems.

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Iowa man is new Accomack superintendent

Kregg A. Cuellar, the chief schools officer of Des Moines Public Schools, has been named the next superintendent of Virginia's Accomack County Public Schools. He replaces Bruce Benson, who left the county this spring after 33 months in the job to become superintendent in Stafford County.

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West Allegheny appoints Jerri Lynn Lippert as school superintendent

The Pennsylvania district has appointed Jerri Lynn Lippert, chief academic officer of Pittsburgh Public Schools, as superintendent starting July 1. A replacement for retiring superintendent John DiSanti, she will become the first woman to head West Allegheny.

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Bob Gold heads to Arizona DOE as associate superintendent

Illinois' District 140 School Board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Bob Gold and appointed middle school principal Bob Bardwell to the position. Gold, who has served Congerville-Eureka-Goodfield schools for 20 years, will begin in July as associate superintendent of highly effective schools for the Arizona Department of Education.

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New superintendent named for Moore County's 23 schools

Robert "Dr. Bob" Grimesey of Orange County, Va., was named to replace current Superintendent Aaron Spence for North Carolina's Moore County School District.

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Ike Haynes named as Mississippi district's superintendent

The Canton Public School Board voted to hire Jefferson Davis County School District Superintendent Ike Haynes to replace retiring Superintendent Dwight J. Luckett. After eight years at the helm, Luckett will retire June 30.

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Turnover spikes in Virginia schools’ top jobs

As of July, more than half of Virginia’s 133 public school superintendent jobs will have turned over since the start of 2012, according to an analysis by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Longtime education officials say it’s an unusually high turnover, anecdotally attributed to a variety of factors, including a wave of retiring baby boomers.

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Ohio district names Donald Horstman as superintendent

The Ottawa-Glandorf Board of Education has hired Donald Horstman, an Ottawa-Glandorf native, as its new superintendent. He replaces retiring superintendent Kevin Brinkman as of August 1.

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15 vie to be State School Superintendent

If there’s anything that’s noteworthy about the race to be the next State School Superintendent, it’s the sheer number of candidates. Fifteen.

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California USD hires new district superintendent

Victoria Schumacher has been hired as the new superintendent of the Coast Unified School District. She has worked with the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District since 2010, where she currently is the assistant superintendent of educational services.

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