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Red Oak School Board hires Tom Messinger as superintendent

The board of education in the Iowa district selected Tom Messinger for the position of superintendent of schools. He is currently serving as a high school principal in Burlington, Iowa — a position he has served in for the past 11 years.

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Massachusetts school district's school board picks new superintendent

The Chelmsford schools may soon have a new superintendent of schools with the appointment of Roger J. Lang, deputy assistant superintendent of finance and operations for the Lowell Public Schools.

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N.Y. taps former Fla. schools superintendent as education commissioner

MaryEllen Elia, the former schools superintendent for Hillsborough County, has been tapped as New York State’s new education commissioner. She will replace John B. King Jr., who resigned as commissioner in 2014 for a job at the U.S. Department of Education.

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Lowell principal tapped as next superintendent of Lakewood Public Schools

Michigan's Lakewood Board of Education voted to hire Alto Elementary School Principal Randy Fleenor as the district's new superintendent. Current Superintendent Michael O'Mara is retiring.

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Mecklenburg County schools head named top leader in Virginia district

The Isle of Wight School Board voted to hire James Thornton, currently the head of a rural Virginia school district, as the new Isle of Wight County Schools superintendent. He will replace current Superintendent Katrise Perera.

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Robbie Owen announces resignation as superintendent at Baldwin County School System

The Alabama superintendent is leaving his current position to return to his previous role as principal of Rockwell Elementary School.

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New Howell superintendent switches Michigan districts

Erin MacGregor, Plymouth Canton Community Schools assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, has been offered the superintendent’s job at Howell Public Schools. MacGregor has served the Plymouth-Canton district for 15 years.

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Jefferson County chooses new superintendent of schools

The West Virginia county's board of education chose Bondy Shay Gibson as the new superintendent. In Henrico County, she was the deputy superintendent.

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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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