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Anthony P. Cavanna

Anthony Cavanna was recently appointed superintendent in Fort Lee, N.J. He spent the two previous years as a professor in the department of teaching and learning at New York University. Cavanna earlier spent four-year stints in the superintendencies of the Plainview-Old Bridge, N.Y., and Rahway, N.J., school systems.

Paula L. Harris
An educator with nearly 30 years of experience is taking over the top administrative post with the Allendale, S.C., schools. Paula Harris previously was superintendent in Calhoun County, S.C. She also served as curriculum coordinator in Orangeburg, S.C., the district where she attended school as a youth.

Dewitt Jones
The Waterloo, Iowa, Community School District has a new superintendent in Dewitt Jones. He moved this summer from the superintendency in Fond du Lac, Wis., where he served for four years. Jones previously worked as superintendent in Norwalk, Iowa, and was principal of Urbandale High School in Urbandale, Iowa.

Evan Pitkoff
Four years after taking his first superintendency with the Burlington/Harwinton, Conn., schools, Evan Pitkoff is moving into the top job in Newton, Conn. He previously served as assistant superintendent of schools in Hamden, Conn., and as principal of New Britain, Conn., High School. Pitkoff started as a special education teacher in New York City.

David G. Title
David Title has been selected as superintendent in Bloomfield, Conn. He earlier served as assistant superintendent in Waterford, Conn. Title also was assistant high school principal in Somers, Conn. Title was selected as the 2001 Educational Leader of the Year by the Connecticut Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Michael R. Williamson
After six years as deputy superintendent for the Michigan Department of Education, Mike Williamson has assumed the role of chief academic officer with HOSTS Learning in Lansing, Mich. During his state agency tenure, Williamson was president of the Deputies Leadership Council of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

TRANSITIONS

APPOINTMENTS
Johnny E. Brown, from superintendent, Birmingham, Ala., to superintendent, DeKalb County Schools, Decatur, Ga.

Paul Calvert, from superintendent, Akron, Iowa, to superintendent, Chappell, Neb.

Jim Clark, from superintendent, Goshen County Schools, Torrington, Wyo., to superintendent, Missoula, Mont.

Cliff Dale, from assistant superintendent, Lincoln, Neb., to vice president, Cadre Securities, New York, N.Y.

Joffrey Jones, from assistant superintendent, Mentor, Ohio, to superintendent, Euclid, Ohio

Bobby Neighbors, from interim superintendent to superintendent, Jefferson County Schools, Birmingham, Ala.

Marc Space, from associate superintendent, Alamogordo, N.M., to superintendent, Taos, N.M.

Bonnie Ward, from assistant superintendent to superintendent, Kent County Schools, Chestertown, Md.

Jeffrey P. West, from superintendent, Chappell, Neb., to superintendent, Central City, Neb.

Jerry Williams, from director of human resources to superintendent, Rochester, Minn.

RETIREMENTS
Frank A. Ameruoso, superintendent, Agawam, Mass.

Gary Bowman, superintendent, Neshaminy School District, Langhorne, Pa.

Dale Brasher, superintendent, Winfield, Ala.

Robert P. Brezina, superintendent, Harris County Schools, Houston, Texas

Clayton Bryant, superintendent, Andalusia, Ala.

Walt Buster, superintendent, Clovis, Calif.

James DeRusha, superintendent, Port Byron, N.Y.

JoAnn Desmond, superintendent, North Shore School District 112, Highland Park, Ill.

Ted Gillum, superintendent, Carroll Independent School District, Southlake, Texas

Thomas E. Hagler, superintendent, Lowndes County Schools, Valdosta, Ga.

Joe Hamilton, superintendent, Fremont Union High School District, Sunnyvale, Calif.

John Hisiro, superintendent, Sto-Rox School District, McKees Rocks, Pa.

Les Hohenstein, superintendent, Tri-City Schools, Buffalo, Ill.

Jim E. Holt, superintendent, Fairbanks, Alaska

John Lund, program administrator, Special Education Service Agency, Anchorage, Alaska

Michael J. Malinowski, superintendent, Coventry, Conn.

Richard P. Manatt, professor of educational leadership and policy studies, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Carol McCloud, superintendent, Windbear, Pa.

Jim Parsley, superintendent, Vancouver, Wash.

Bren T. Price Sr., superintendent, Pembroke, N.Y.

Richard P. Santeusanio, superintendent, Danvers, Mass.

Gary Shank, superintendent, Middletown, Pa.

John Wilson, superintendent, Clear Creek Schools, League City, Texas

Walter Wilson, superintendent, Friendswood, Texas

Larry Zacher, superintendent, Whitesboro, N.Y.

DEATHS
Herbert Chester, 80, retired superintendent, Bloomfield, Conn., May 20

John W. Day, 88, retired superintendent, Keene, N.H., March 6

Arturo Luis Gutierrez, 67, retired superintendent, Zapata County, Texas, April 13

Donald R. McKinley, 77, retired superintendent, Placer, Calif., and chief state deputy superintendent, Sacramento, Calif., May 7

Merton J. Merring, 84, retired superintendent, Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and Brecksville, Ohio, April 26

Charles Nephew, 66, retired superintendent, Southold, N.Y., April 16

Gerry “Mac” Peoples, 71, retired superintendent, Waco, Texas, March 19

Robert Peterson, 65, superintendent, Cooperative Education Service Agency 4, West Salem, Wis., March 14

Royal Tice, 83, retired superintendent, Brookfield, Wis., April 13