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Minnesota district hires its first director of technology

Anthony Padrnos arrives from the Hopkins School District to fill Richfield School District's newly created director of technology position.

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N.C. school system picks Lucas Gillispie to head up digital learning

The Surry County Board of Education has named Lucas Gillispie as the Surry County School System's director of academic and digital learning. Gillispie presently serves as district instructional technology coordinator in Pender County Schools.

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Emily Sanders named Pennsylvania district's new IT director

The New Castle school district has brought Emily Sanders to fill its information technology director position. Most recently, she was a department chair assistant and teaching assistant at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Ohio career-tech center hires new superintendent

The Mid-East Career and Technology Centers has hired a new superintendent for the upcoming school year. Thomas Perkins, currently the superintendent at Northern Local School District in Perry County, has been working in the education system for 18 years.

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Minnesota STEM charter school has new director

The St. Cloud Math and Science Academy charter school, yet to open to its K4 students, has a new director. St. Cloud educator Tammy Bengtson has been named as executive director.

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New technology supervisor takes over in New Jersey district

The West Essex Regional School District has appointed a new supervisor of technology. Charles Young, an informational technology manager for the Somerset Hills School District, is the new West Essex supervisor of technology for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Tech director leaving Indiana county position

Technology director Mike Watson submitted his resignation with Tippecanoe School Corporation (TSC) to accept a position with a Bloomington district. He was instrumental in enhancing TSC’s wireless infrastructure and establishing a 1-to-1 laptop program at two high schools.

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Michele Orner to leave Pennsylvania career and tech center

Michele Orner has submitted her resignation letter from the job of director of the Center for Careers and Technology at Carlisle High School. The Halifax Area School Board has appointed Orner as the new superintendent of that northern Dauphin County school district.

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Virginia district brings in Nancy Alvarez as director

Petersburg City Public Schools has named Nancy Alvarez as its new director of technology. Alvarez comes to the district from Norfolk Public Schools, where she served as a network engineer.

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Ohio tech center hires David Peltz as supervisor

David Peltz has been named as supervisor of electives and business and information technology programs at Miami Valley Career Tech Center. He currently serves with Ohio's Greenville City School District as the director of its Career Technical Education Center and several other programs.

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