People Watch

Principal leaves for superintendent position in neighboring Calif. district

After serving Visalia USD for eight years, current Redwood High School Principal Fernie Marroquin will next year transition into a superintendent position at Tulare's Oak Valley Union Elementary School District. Kerry Beauchaine, the current superintendent, is retiring after this school year.

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Dothan school board chooses Charles Ledbetter as new superintendent

Alabama's Dothan City school district has hired Charles Ledbetter as the new school superintendent. He is currently serving as the superintendent for Georgia's Dublin City Schools.

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Jennifer Brown accepts position as Michigan district's next superintendent

Cadillac High School Assistant Principal Jennifer Brown will lead the Cadillac school district as its next superintendent. She will replace current Superintendent Jo Spry, who is resigning from the position at the end of the school year.

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California elementary school district hires Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell, the associate superintendent of instructional and personnel services at Tamalpais Union High School District, will start in the position of superintendent for Ross School District in July.

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Robert Copeland resigns to take another Pennsylvania position

Neshaminy School District Superintendent Robert L. Copeland has offered his resignation after accepting a position as the superintendent of the Lower Merion School District in Montgomery County.

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Russellville City hires Heath Grimes for superintendent position

Lawrence County Superintendent Heath Grimes has been hired for the top leadership position for Alabama's Russellville City Schools. He has served in his current position since 2009.

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Former Bibb interim superintendent takes top job in Alabama district

Kelley Castlin-Gacutan will become superintendent of Birmingham City Schools, the first woman to fill that position full time. She currently serves as Bibb County School District's deputy superintendent of operations and is a former interim superintendent.

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Pennsylvania school district hires Robert Fraser

After a nationwide search, Council Rock School District has hired a new superintendent. Robert Fraser, currently West Chester Area School District's assistant superintendent, will replace Mark Klein, who was Council Rock's superintendent for 11 years before announcing his retirement.

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Heath Grimes picked as Russellville superintendent

Lawrence County Superintendent Heath Grimes was selected by the Alabama district's school board as its next school superintendent. Russellville Superintendent Rex Mayfield retires in July.

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Utah district selects top school official

The Alpine Board of Education has named Samuel Y. Jarman as the new superintendent of schools. He succeeds retiring Superintendent Vernon M. Henshaw. Jarman has worked as assistant principal at American Fork High and American Fork Junior High, and served as principal of Provo High School for seven years.

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