People

Craig W. Edmondson
The new executive director of the Area Cooperative Educational Services in New Haven, Conn., is Craig Edmondson. He came to the agency in 2003 as a director for professional development and school improvement and has steadily risen through the ranks, serving as assist-ant executive director and interim executive director. He has additionally been a principal at Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School and Nathan Hale-Ray School in Moodus, Conn., as well as an assistant principal at a high school in Hebron, Conn., and a middle school in Madison, Conn.

Lloyd Graham
A veteran Texas administrator, Lloyd Graham has taken over the top berth of the Greenville Independent School District. Graham previously held the superintendency in Stafford, Texas, as well as the superintendency at Round Top-Carmine Independent School District in Carmine, Texas, where he also filled a high school principalship. He earlier worked in the South San Antonio district. Graham has been an adjunct professor at the University of Houston.

David W. McGehee
With 19 years in education under his belt, David McGehee has assumed the superintendency of the R-7 School District in Lee's Summit, Mo. McGehee worked since 2001 as superintendent of the Raymore-Peculiar School District in Peculiar, Mo., as well as superintendent of the Sparta, Mo., R-III system, where he also spent time as the high school principal. McGehee started his 19-year career in the Show Me State as a science teacher and coach in the Drexel and Logan-Rogersville districts. He holds a doctoral degree in educational leadership from St. Louis University.

Greg A. Moats
The 4,700-student Belleville Township High School District in Belleville, Ill., has a new superintendent in Greg Moats. Moats previously served as superintendent of the 850-student Harmony Emge School District. Other administrative posts, all located in Bethalto, Ill., include assistant superintendent of the Bethalto Community School District, director of technology and assistant principal of Civic Memorial High School. He also has worked as a teacher and coach in the East Alton-Wood River High School District.

SIDELIGHT
If you have the gift of song, the gift of gab and a touch of humor, youÕre likely the "Colorado Cowboy," otherwise known as Jim Wilson, superintendent of the 362-student school district in Salida, Colo. (and member of the AASA Governing Board). Wilson publicly launched his alter ego in 1995 when he rewrote lyrics to some well-known tunes for a state school boards association audience that combined songs, stories and personal observations on prominent education topics, such as unfunded mandates and NCLB. Since then he's sung to educators, by his estimate, 75 times in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

TRANSITIONS
APPOINTMENTS
Brad Cabrera, from retired superintendent, Sutton, Neb., to assistant superintendent of business, Hastings, Neb.

Paul Calvert, from superintendent, Creek Valley Public Schools, Chappell, Neb., to superintendent, Lakeview Community Schools, Columbus, Neb.

Thomas R. Chapman Jr., from superintendent, Pocono Mountain School District, Swiftwater, Pa., to superintendent, Reading, Pa.

Mark E. Cohan, from superintendent, Cromwell, Conn., to superintendent, Norwich, Conn., Free Academy

Scott M. Davis, from superintendent, Morgan School District, McConnelsville, Ohio, to superintendent, Olentangy Local School District, Lewis Center, Ohio

Jim Koontz, from superintendent, Newman Grove, Neb., to superintendent, East Butler Public Schools, Brainard, Neb.

Daniel McCann, from deputy superintendent, Rye, N.Y., to superintendent, Hendrick Hudson, N.Y.

Kevin McGowan, from principal, Iroquois, N.Y., to superintendent, Warsaw, N.Y.

Brian D. Monahan, from deputy superintendent to superintendent, North Rockland, N.Y.

Dennis O'Conner, from principal, Lodgepole, Neb., to superintendent, Creek Valley, Neb.

Thomas Phillips, from middle school principal, South Seneca Central Schools, Ovid, N.Y., to superintendent, Watkins Glen, N.Y.

RETIREMENTS
Frederick Bausch, superintendent, Tamaqua, Pa.

Michael Hink, superintendent, Neshannock Township School District, New Castle, Pa.

James Hunderfund, superintendent, Commack, N.Y.

Stephen Iovino, superintendent, Warwick School District, Lititz, Pa.

Lawrence Korchnak, superintendent, Hampton Township School District, Allison Park, Pa.

Timothy Lafferty, superintendent, Franklin Square, N.Y.

Patricia Lowery, superintendent, Williamsport, Pa.

Ralph A. Malafronte, superintendent, Barrington, R.I.

Carl Mangee, superintendent, Carthage, N.Y.

Dominic Nuciforo, superintendent, Sidney, N.Y.

Mike Parnell, superintendent, Jefferson R-7 District, Festus, Mo.

Lawrence Rowe, superintendent, Johnson City, N.Y.

John J. Russell, superintendent, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Anthony Singe, superintendent, Locust Valley, N.Y.

Robert M. Taylor, superintendent, Festus Mo.