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Walter Dansby resigns as Fort Worth superintendent

School Superintendent Walter Dansby offered his resignation as the Texas district's leader. He first joined the school district as a teacher and coach in 1974. Dansby continued to rise through administrative roles overseeing instruction, athletics, student affairs and maintenance.

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Walter R. Clemons to head up Virginia county's schools

Gloucester County Public Schools has voted to appoint Walter R. Clemons as the district's new superintendent. Clemons, the superintendent of schools for Northampton County, brings with him more than 24 years experience in education.

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California district names Alex Cherniss as new superintendent

The chief financial officer of the Los Angeles County Office of Education was approved to become the San Marino Unified School District’s new superintendent under a four-year contract. Superintendent Loren Kleinrock will retire from his position on June 30.

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Second largest Colorado district hires Daniel McMinimee as superintendent

A divided Jefferson County board hired Daniel McMinimee as the next superintendent of the state's second-largest school district, despite controversy over the hiring process and transparency issues. He currently serves as an assistant superintendent with the Douglas County School District.

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Joe Belmonte stays local in Washington for top position

The Tenino School District has picked a new chief educator. Joe Belmonte, the current assistant superintendent specializing in elementary education at the Lacey-based North Thurston School District, will start July 1 as the district's superintendent. Belmonte will replace Russ Pickett, who resigned to become the superintendent of an Oregon district.

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New superintendent chosen by Alabama county

Craig Ross, who has served as Robertsdale High School principal since 2011, has been selected by the Cullman County School System as its first appointed superintendent. Ross will replace retiring superintendent Billy Coleman.

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California district superintendent job extended to Glenn McGee

Glenn "Max" McGee has been offered the Palo Alto district's superintendent position. He is currently head of school at the Princeton Institute for Mathematics and Science, an educational start-up that he spearheaded in the last year with the backing of a Chinese foundation.

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Gaston gets nod as new Charles City superintendent

The Virginia city's school board has hired David S. Gaston as its new superintendent of schools beginning July 1. He has spent the last 10 years as the head of the Department of Accountability, Quality, and Innovation in the Williamsburg-James City County school systems.

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Iowa man is new Accomack superintendent

Kregg A. Cuellar, the chief schools officer of Des Moines Public Schools, has been named the next superintendent of Virginia's Accomack County Public Schools. He replaces Bruce Benson, who left the county this spring after 33 months in the job to become superintendent in Stafford County.

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West Allegheny appoints Jerri Lynn Lippert as school superintendent

The Pennsylvania district has appointed Jerri Lynn Lippert, chief academic officer of Pittsburgh Public Schools, as superintendent starting July 1. A replacement for retiring superintendent John DiSanti, she will become the first woman to head West Allegheny.

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