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Alabama city's school superintendent resigning in December

Craig Witherspoon will resign his position as Birmingham City Schools' superintendent, effective December 31, 2014. Witherspoon has worked as Birmingham superintendent for four and a half years.

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New Union City superintendent will be first woman, first Hispanic person on the job

The New Jersey city's board of education has named Silvia Abbato as the district's new superintendent. She stepped in as acting superintendent after the school's chief, Stanley Sanger, retired in June. Abbato formerly served as assistant superintendent of schools for curriculum and instruction for 11 years.

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Vicki Engbrecht named next superintendent for Calif. district

Vicki Engbrecht will officially take over as superintendent in February 2015. The 38-year William S. Hart Union High School District employee will take over following the retirement of current Superintendent Rob Challinor.

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Superintendent of Washington's fourth-largest school district resigns

Edward Lee Vargas is stepping down as Kent School District's superintendent to accept a position with a national educational nonprofit organization. He will begin his transition over the next few months.

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Monty Tech superintendent job in Mass. accepted by Sheila Harrity

Sheila M. Harrity, the principal of Worcester Technical High School, is the new superintendent of the Fitchburg-based Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District.

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Cornelius Faulkner chosen as superintendent for Ky. school district

The Caverna Board of Education hired Cornelius Faulkner to be the new superintendent for Caverna Independent Schools. Faulkner, who previously worked in the district as director of pupil personnel, as well as assistant superintendent, was voted the interim superintendent in July.

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Rick McInturf to lead Ozark City Schools

In Alabama, Associate Superintendent Rick McInturf has assumed the responsibility of leading Ozark City Schools as the new superintendent. McInturf has served in his previous role for eight years under former Superintendent Michael Lenhart.

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Milwaukee appoints Darienne Driver as superintendent

After three months as interim leader of Milwaukee Public Schools, Darienne Driver was appointed superintendent, making her the first permanent female leader of the state's largest school district. Driver will officially take the reins this week from former superintendent Gregory Thornton, who resigned in June.

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Pa. district superintendent Charles Heller announces retirement

Crawford Central School District Superintendent Charles Heller announced that he would retire, effective January 13, 2015. Heller, who has been with the district for 12 years, was given a multi-year contract in July.

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Richard Gusick named as superintendent for Pa. school system

The Tredyffrin/Easttown School Board has appointed Richard Gusick as its next superintendent of schools. The current superintendent announced his retirement effective June 2015. Gusick joined the district in 1990 as a high school social studies teacher.

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