People

/uploadedImages/Publications/The_School_Administrator/Magazine_Issues_and_Articles/Current_Issue/2011/August_2011/People_Amoroso.jpgGary M. Amoroso
The new executive director of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators is a 15-year veteran of the superintendency, Gary Amoroso. A 19-year member of AASA, he served as the state association’s president in 2009-10. Amoroso spent the last decade running the schools in Lakeville, Minn., and earlier was superintendent in Pewaukee, Wis. Previously, he was director of educational services and human resources as well as high school principal in Sussex, Wis. Amoroso holds a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 People_CaugheyBruce Caughey
Bruce Caughey recently moved up from deputy executive director after four years to executive director of the Colorado Association of School Executives. He earlier was the director of communications for the Douglas County School District in Castle Rock, Colo., where he worked for 16 years, serving as director of communications and legislative liaison as the district grew from 13,000 to 50,000 students. Caughey is the co-author of two guidebooks, “The Colorado Guide” and “Colorado’s Best.” He has been an AASA member since 2006.
 /uploadedImages/Publications/The_School_Administrator/Magazine_Issues_and_Articles/Current_Issue/2011/August_2011/People_Contreras.JPGSharon L. Contreras
Returning to her home state is Sharon Contreras, the new superintendent in Syracuse, N.Y. Contreras, a Long Island native, spent the past four years as chief academic officer with the Providence Public Schools in Rhode Island. She also served as chief academic officer in the 52,000-student Clayton County Public Schools in Jonesboro, Ga., for three years. Contreras earlier was assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services in Rockford, Ill., where she began her career as a high school English teacher. A 2010 graduate of the Broad Superintendents Academy, Contreras joined AASA as a member in 2002.
 /uploadedImages/Publications/The_School_Administrator/Magazine_Issues_and_Articles/Current_Issue/2011/August_2011/People_Green.jpgPatricia P. Green
Following a nine-year run as superintendent of the North Allegheny School District in Pittsburgh, Pa., Patricia Green has moved into the top slot in the Ann Arbor, Mich. schools. Previously, she served as acting deputy superintendent for instruction in the 134,000-student Prince George’s County Public Schools in Upper Marlboro, Md. In Prince George’s County, Green also served as associate superintendent for special education and pupil services. An AASA member since 2000, Green holds a doctorate in education administration from the University of Maryland.
 /uploadedImages/Publications/The_School_Administrator/Magazine_Issues_and_Articles/Current_Issue/2011/August_2011/People_Price.jpgLarry E. Price
The North Carolina Association of School Administrators has a new executive director in Larry Price, who is a past president of the state association. He served the last 13 years as superintendent in Wilson County, N.C., where Price worked earlier as deputy superintendent and assistant superintendent. He previously served as principal at Clinton High School, also in the Tar Heel State. In 2006, Price was a finalist for National Superintendent of the Year. An AASA member since 1999, he holds a doctorate in education from North Carolina State University.
 /uploadedImages/Publications/The_School_Administrator/Magazine_Issues_and_Articles/Current_Issue/2011/August_2011/People_Reimer.jpgCatherine N. Reimer
The Corning, Calif., Union Elementary School District has hired Catherine Reimer as superintendent. Reimer had been working as a dual superintendent, holding the superintendency in Bradley, Calif., for the past six years, and then adding the job of superintendent/school business officer in the San Lucas, Calif., schools four years ago. She previously worked as an elementary school teacher in Delano and Bakersfield, Calif. Reimer, an AASA member since 2008, earned a doctoral degree in educational leadership last year from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

TRANSITIONS

APPOINTMENTS
Peter Ansingh
, from superintendent, West Valley School District, Yakima, Wash., to superintendent, West Des Moines Community School District, Des Moines, Iowa

Scott Carpenter, from assistant superintendent to superintendent, Dartmouth, Mass.

Mary Czajkowski, from superintendent, Agawam, Mass., to superintendent, Barnstable, Mass.

Elaine Giugliano, from superintendent, Wood-Ridge, N.J., to associate professor of education, Felician College, Rutherford, N.J.

Edwin S. Holland, from superintendent, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, to superintendent, Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio

Nicholas Lazo Jr., from acting superintendent to superintendent, Kutztown, Pa.

John Molnar, from assistant superintendent to superintendent, Southmoreland School District, Alverton, Pa.

James Thompson, from assistant superintendent, Hartford, Conn., to superintendent, Bloomfield, Conn.

RETIREMENTS
Randal Charles,
superintendent, St. Charles, Mo.

Therese Fishman, superintendent, Stafford, Conn.

Gwen Gross, superintendent, Irvine, Calif.

James Heinert, superintendent, Meade School District, Sturgis, S.D.

Tim James, superintendent, Orange, Conn.

Rick Kemppainen, superintendent, Bellflower, Calif.

Charles Kyte, executive director, Minnesota Association of School Administrators, St. Paul, Minn.

James O’Neill, superintendent, Chatham, N.J.

Ellen Smith, superintendent, Moorpark, Calif.

DEATHS
Arthur R. Breault,
61, superintendent, Ashford, Conn., March 30

Charles B. Dyer, 73, superintendent, Alma, Ark., April 24

O. John Larson, 68, retired superintendent, Truman, Minn., Feb. 19

Mary Jo Livingstone, 53, superintendent, Weymouth, Mass., April 13

James M. Rice, 49, superintendent, North Attleboro, Mass., May 7

Michael L. Salvato, 69, superintendent, Del Norte, Colo., March 30

Kim Stasny, 55, superintendent, Oxford, Miss., May 4

Dianne Talarico, 53, retired superintendent, Burlingame, Calif., May 17

Jeffrey F. Zackon, 62, superintendent, Oley Valley, Pa., April 20

News about AASA members’ promotions, retirements, honors and deaths should be addressed to: Editor, The School Administrator, 801 N. Quincy St., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22203. Fax: 703-841-1543. E-mail: magazine@aasa.org