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Nevada county superintendent returning, school board voids ousting

Superintendent Pedro Martinez will return to work on the heels of Washoe County School Board Trustees announcing that his ousting last week is void. Martinez said that his lawsuits against the district and the school board would still move forward.

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Florida superintendent resigns, takes school district job

City of Cape Coral Charter School Superintendent Angela Pruitt recently resigned from her role after only a year in the position. She will be returning to work with the Lee County School District as the new human resources executive director.

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Jeff Schuler takes a new position as Illinois district's superintendent

Kaneland School District 302 Superintendent Jeff Schuler is resigning to become the next superintendent at Wheaton Warrenville School District 200. Schuler has served the Kaneland district for four years as superintendent.

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Lexington 2 district names Tom Siler as superintendent

Tom Siler is the new superintendent of the South Carolina district's 16 schools. His selection as superintendent-elect was announced last week, setting the stage for him to assume oversight of classrooms in mid-2015.

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School board picks Tom DeKeyser as superintendent in Michigan

Whitmore Lake High School Principal Tom DeKeyser will be the district's next superintendent as of January 1, 2015. Superintendent Kim Hart is retiring from the district in December after a 33-year career in education and seven years in the role.

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Marty Crawford chosen as Texas district's lone finalist

Tyler ISD has named Marty Crawford as the lone finalist for its open superintendent position. He has served as the superintendent of schools for the West ISD for six years.

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N.H. superintendent chosen to lead Connecticut district

The Sterling Board of Education chose Brenda Needham as its new superintendent. Needham is currently the superintendent at the Rivendell Interstate School District in New Hampshire.

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California county names new superintendent

The Santa Clara County Board of Education appointed Jon R. Gundry as the new county superintendent of schools. The sole finalist for the position, Gundry currently serves as superintendent of the Pasadena USD.

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New assistant superintendent chosen for Illinois district

Community Consolidated School District 181 has imported another superintendent from the Troy Community Consolidated School District. Former Troy Director of Operations Ken Surma has accepted a position at District 181 as its assistant superintendent of information services and operations. He will rejoin District 181's Superintendent Don White, who was the Troy superintendent until resigning in May.

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Virginia district superintendent leaving for statewide position

Billy Haun is leaving his position as assistant superintendent for student learning at Albemarle County Public Schools for a post as the state’s chief academic officer. He will manage the state education department’s instruction division for pre-K through 12 and programs that emphasize college and career readiness.

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