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California school district taps principal as next superintendent

The Penn Valley Union Elementary School District is appointing Torie England, the current principal of Sacramento’s Isador Cohen Elementary School, as its next superintendent.

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Jesse Steiner takes Ohio job near Springfield

Celina City Schools Superintendent Jesse Steiner accepted the same position at Northwestern Local Schools District. Northwestern's current superintendent, Tony Orr, served the district for seven years.

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Superintendent switches to new position in Michigan

The Ottawa Area Intermediate School District has asked Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines to be its next leader. Former Superintendent Karen McPhee resigned in March to serve as Gov. Rick Snyder’s senior education policy adviser.

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Wisconsin district hires top leader from within

Heidi Eliopoulos has been selected by the Chippewa Falls School Board as the district's next superintendent. Eliopoulos has been building principal at the Chippewa Falls Middle School for three years.

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New York district hires Sharon Huff

The Cattaraugus-Little Valley School Board of Education named Sharon Huff as its next superintendent. Currently serving as superintendent of Pioneer Central Schools, she will succeed Superintendent Jon Peterson, who is leaving the position for a job in eastern New York.

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Superintendent of Moline schools takes job in another Illinois district

David Moyer, the superintendent for Moline-Coal Valley District 40 for the past three years, has been named as Elmhurst Community Unit School District's superintendent.

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Wisconsin district principal promoted to top leader position

Chippewa Falls Middle School Principal Heidi Eliopoulos-Taylor has been named the finalist for the Chippewa Falls school district’s superintendent position. She will replace Superintendent Brad Saron, who is leaving to become the head of the Sun Prairie School District.

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Kathy Murphy steps into new role as Hoover superintendent

She comes to the Alabama school district from Monroe County Schools, where she served as superintendent since 2011. Kathy Murphy is replacing Andy Craig, who left Hoover City Schools last November to take a position with the State Board of Education.

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Stephen Zrike named to head up Holyoke's challenged school system

Current Wakefield Public Schools Superintendent Stephen Zrike Jr. will assume control of Holyoke Public Schools as a receiver. He will hold the power of superintendent and school committee in the Massachusetts district that has long faced academic challenges.

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Embattled Chicago school CEO resigns

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has resigned in the wake of the federal probe of a $20.5 million no-bid contract the district handed her former employer.

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