Fast-rising administrator takes Hernando (Fla.) school superintendent job

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lori Romano's path to becoming superintendent of Hernando County schools began with a plunge.

Just 21 years old and fresh out of college, Romano landed her first teaching job in Montgomery, Ala., instructing four grade levels of students with learning disabilities.

Many of her students lived in poverty. Some had relatives who were addicted to drugs. Others had parents who were forced to turn to prostitution. There was abuse and homelessness.

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