People


Bart Anderson
The 90,000-student Franklin County Educational Service Center in Columbus, Ohio, recently welcomed a new superintendent, Bart Anderson. He previously served for two years as superintendent of the Port Clinton, Ohio, City School District. Earlier he filled the district superintendency of the Put-In-Bay Local Schools, also in the Buckeye State. Anderson is completing a doctorate in school administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

Francis V. Barnes
A veteran superintendent at the district level, Francis Barnes has been appointed secretary of education in Pennsylvania, a governor appointment. Barnes previously served for six years as superintendent of the 2,200-student Palisades School District in Kintnersville, Pa. He also held superintendencies in Huntingdon, Pa., and Hopewell, Pa. Barnes spent the past year working closely with his predecessor as education secretary, serving as superintendent on special assignment. He holds a Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh.

Rudolph F. Crew
Miami-Dade County Public Schools has welcomed Rudy Crew as superintendent. He had been director of district reform initiatives at the California-based Stupski Foundation after earlier serving as chancellor of the New York City Public Schools for four years. Crew also worked as superintendent in Tacoma, Wash., and in central administration in Boston and Sacramento, Calif. A native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., he holds a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Elaine Farris
After more than 20 years in education, Elaine Farris takes over the reins as superintendent of the Shelby County, Ky., Public Schools. Farris spent the previous school year as the district’s superintendent intern. Earlier she worked for the Kentucky Department of Education and was elementary director in the Fayette County, Ky., district and principal at Shearer Elementary School and assistant principal at George Rogers Clark High School, both in Winchester, Ky. Farris becomes the first minority superintendent in Kentucky.

William H. Lupini
With nine years as superintendent in two school systems, William Lupini has assumed the top berth of the 5,800-student Brookline, Mass., Public Schools. He earlier served as superintendent for seven years in Beverly, Mass., and two years in Kutztown, Pa. Lupini has worked as director of curriculum and instruction and assistant high school principal in Kutztown, as well as program specialist with the New Jersey Department of Education. He holds a doctorate from Lehigh University.

Nancy J. McGinley
Following a lengthy stint in the Philadelphia Public Schools, Nancy McGinley has moved to Charleston County, S.C., as the district’s chief academic officer. Most recently, she was the chief executive officer of the Philadelphia Education Fund. Earlier McGinley served as acting director for leadership initiatives at Greater Philadelphia First and principal of two schools. A graduate of the Broad Center for Management of School Systems, McGinley holds a doctorate from Temple University.

Transitions

Appointments

Alan R. Derry, from superintendent, New Paltz, N.Y., to superintendent, Sullivan West Central Schools, Jeffersonville, N.Y.

Mary Ellen Freeley, from superintendent, Glen Cove, N.Y., to superintendent, Malverne, N.Y.

Ronald L. Friedman, from superintendent, Long Beach, N.Y., to superintendent, Great Neck, N.Y.

Chuck Gadsden, from superintendent, Georgetown, S.C., to superintendent, Florence District 4, Timmonsville, S.C.

Merrill Grant, from superintendent, Ready Springs Union School District, Penn Valley, Calif., to superintendent, Williams, Calif.

Robert Greenberg, from superintendent, Plainview, N.Y., to superintendent, Long Beach, N.Y.

John D. Long, from superintendent, Macon County, Mo., to superintendent, Warrenton, Mo.

Jeremy Lyon, from superintendent, Coos Bay, Ore., to superintendent, Hillsboro, Ore.

John E. O'Connor, from principal, Dover Middle School, Dover, N.H., to superintendent, Dover, N.H.

Herman Smith, from superintendent, Bryan, Texas, to executive director, State Board for Educator Certification, Austin, Texas

Cosimo Tangorra, from superintendent, Oppenheim-Ephratah Central Schools, St. Johnsville, N.Y., to superintendent, Trumansburg, N.Y.

Gregory Thornton, from deputy superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, Md., to chief academic officer, School District of Philadelphia, Pa.

Bill Tuma, from superintendent, Valentine, Neb., to superintendent, Gordon, Neb.

Frank Watson, from assistant superintendent to superintendent, Mount Pleasant, Pa.

John R. Williams, from superintendent, Scranton, Pa., to superintendent, Sewanhaka Central Schools, Floral Park, N.Y.

Clayton Wilcox, from superintendent, East Baton Rouge, La., to superintendent, Pinellas County Schools, Largo, Fla.

Retirements

Glen Beran, superintendent, Imperial-Chase County High School District, Imperial, Neb.

Julius D’Agostino, superintendent, Killingly Public Schools, Danielson, Conn.

Dale Eberhart, superintendent, Chadron, Neb.

Jim Findley, assistant superintendent, Westside Community Schools, Omaha, Neb.

Peter Lisi, superintendent, Pocantico Hills Central Schools, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.

Bill Schnoor, superintendent, Bloomfield, Neb.

Leon J. Sylvester, superintendent, Shelton, Conn.

Ray M. VanNess, superintendent, Cassadaga Valley Central Schools, Sinclairville, N.Y.

Gary Worden, superintendent, Maine-Endwell Central Schools, Endwell, N.Y.