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New York board picks Richards as new Waverly superintendent

Randy Richards has been selected as the new superintendent for Waverly's five schools. Currently interim superintendent of Hammond's Central School District in New York's St. Lawrence County, Richards is expected to begin his new position on July 1.

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McCann tapped as superintendent for Washington district

The Ridgefield School District has chosen Nathan McCann as the new superintendent replacing retiring Superintendent Art Edgerly as of July 1. McCann is currently the superintendent of the Altar Valley School District in Arizona.

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Superintendent Lumley to move into same role with larger N.J. district

As of July 1, Dale Lumley, currently South Butler's superintendent, will be the new superintendent for the larger Butler Area district. The South Butler School Board promoted Assistant Superintendent Michael Leitera to superintendent.

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New Jersey K6 superintendent leaving to take East Brunswick position

Two months after submitting his resignation from the Swedesboro-Woolwich School District he has served since 2010, Victor Valeski has announced that he will be taking a superintendent’s position with the East Brunswick K12 district.

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Meria Carstarphen named as Atlanta's new superintendent

The sole finalist to become superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools is Meria Carstarphen, the superintendent of Texas' Austin Independent School District for the past five years.

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Ohio county superintendent to retire at end of 2014

Kent Houston, Conneaut Area City Schools superintendent, will resign his position due to retirement at the end of 2014. Houston was hired as superintendent in July 2008.

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New superintendent for Washington's Quincy School District

John Boyd will begin in July as the superintendent overseeing 2,700 Quincy School District students. He will succeed Superintendent Burton Dickerson, who is retiring. Boyd is currently the executive director of instructional leadership at Burien's Highline School District.

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Portland Public Schools plans to hire 180

Under a new proposed plan, Portland Public Schools is looking to add 150 teachers and about 30 other staff members next year. Superintendent Carole Smith said an improving economy and property tax revenue will allow the district to increase spending by about $20 million.

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Mark Scott is top choice for Houston, Ga. superintendent

Houston County's board has named Mark Scott, former Northside High School principal and currently the assistant superintendent for human resources, as their choice to be their next superintendent. The board votes again on April 8 once his contract has been finalized to make the appointment official.

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Washington district superintendent announces retirement

On April 18, Dr. Dennis Haddock will mark the close of nine years with the Lakewood School District and 33 years in K12 public education. After serving as assistant superintendent of the district for three years, Haddock was selected as superintendent in 2008.

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