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Superintendent Jim Briscoe to move from Illinois to Utah district

After he retires in Illinois, DeKalb School District 428 Superintendent Jim Briscoe will head to suburban Salt Lake City to lead Canyons School District's 33,000-students.

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Skinner chosen as Louisiana district's superintendent

Dale Skinner, high school principal in Natchitoches Parish since 2010, was elected as the district’s next superintendent. He will take the place of Derwood Duke, who announced in January that he would be retiring.

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Second largest Alabama district buys out superintendent's contract

Stephen Nowlin has stepped down as superintendent of Jefferson County Schools, just 18 months after accepting the job, after being offered a buyout of his contract by the board of education.

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Superintendent resigns to take position at another New Jersey district

Wayne schools Superintendent Raymond Gonzalez has resigned to take a job leading the Westwood Regional district. Gonzalez's departure means the Wayne district will be left without a top leader for the seventh time in seven years

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GwenCarol Holmes chosen as Idaho county's superintendent

The Blaine County School District has selected GwenCarol Holmes, the chief academic officer of Alexandria Public Schools in Virginia, as the district’s new superintendent. Former Superintendent Lonnie Barber’s contract was terminated by the school board in September 2013.

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Scott Coefield named as superintendent for Alabama county

Scott Coefield was appointed as the permanent superintendent of the Pelham City School System, replacing interim Superintendent Tim Alford. Coefield is currently heading up the Oneonta City School System.

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Baldwin named superintendent in North Carolina

Pamela Baldwin has been brought in to head up the Asheville City School system. Baldwin, the current assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for Scotland County Schools, will take over for interim superintendent Bobbie Short.

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Pennsylvania district hires interim superintendent permanently

Quakertown Community School District has hired interim Superintendent William Harner. In January, Superintendent Lisa Andrejko announced her retirement, citing health reasons. She remains on medical leave until her July 1 retirement, at which time Harner’s permanent position will begin.

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West Virginia county picks superintendent from within

Raleigh County chose one of its own, Assistant Superintendent David Price, to lead the 30-school district as superintendent. He will replace Superintendent Jim Brown.

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Oklahoma City signs Robert R. Neu as new superintendent

Administrator Robert R. Neu has been chosen to lead Oklahoma’s largest school district. He is currently superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools in Washington, a 22,000-student district that is about half the size of Oklahoma City’s district.

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