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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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Connecticut capital appoints Schiavino-Narvaez as superintendent

Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, a top administrator in Maryland's Montgomery County school system, has been named as Hartford's next superintendent. She is expected to succeed Superintendent Christina Kishimoto on July 1.

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Superintendent named to head Arizona district's nine schools

The Sierra Vista USD's board has approved a new superintendent from within for the district. Kriss Hagerl has worked for the district for more than 25 years, most recently serving as Interim Superintendent.

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Antwan Wilson to be new Oakland, Calif., superintendent

The Oakland USD has nominated Antwan Wilson as its new superintendent. Wilson, currently an assistant superintendent with the Denver Public Schools, will take over the 46,000-student district from the acting superintendent, Dr. Gary Yee.

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Meria Carstarphen picked as next Atlanta superintendent

The Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education approved the hiring of Meria Carstarphen as the new superintendent. Transferring from Austin, Texas, Carstarphen replaces Erroll Davis, who will retire after joining the district three years ago in the wake of the school system's cheating scandal.

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