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Dana T. Bedden
Returning to Pennsylvania after seven years is Dana Bedden, now working as a regional superintendent in Philadelphia. Bedden had served as principal of School Without Walls in Washington, D.C., and subschool principal of Mount Vernon High School in Fairfax County, Va. Earlier Bedden was athletics coordinator in the Exeter Township and York districts in Pennsylvania.

Kathryn Gruber
Kathryn Gruber takes over her second superintendency, this time with the Sullivan County Schools in Dushore, Pa. She previously was superintendent in Rochester, Pa., where she also was assistant superintendent. Gruber earlier worked as assistant high school principal in Slippery Rock, Pa.

 

 

Kathleen Clark Halligan
The Salem, Conn., schools have a new superintendent in Kathleen Halligan. She has held numerous positions in the Nutmeg State, including assistant superintendent in Groton, elementary principal in Canterbury and reading consultant in East Hampton. Halligan also is an adjunct professor of education at the University of New Haven.

 

 

Joseph J. Marinelli
The superintendent of the Wayne-Finger Lakes Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Newark, N.Y., Joseph Marinelli, has assumed the presidency of the Association of Educational Service Agencies. Marinelli also had worked as superintendent in Livonia, Mich., and associate superintendent of Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Fla.

 

Iris Metts
Mosaica Education Inc., a charter school management company in San Rafael, Calif., has appointed Iris Metts as its new chief education officer starting in July. Metts has more than 30 years in public education, most recently as chief executive officer for Prince George’s County, Md. Earlier she served as Delaware’s first secretary of education.

 

W.L. Sanders
W.L. Sanders is the new superintendent in Farmington, Mo. Sanders spent three years as superintendent in Carthage, Texas, and five years as superintendent of Troup, Texas. He worked for 13 years in the Burleson, Texas, district before a stint as principal of Copperas Cove High School.

TRANSITIONS

APPOINTMENTS
Anthony Amato, from superintendent, Hartford, Conn., to superintendent, New Orleans, La.

Mark Bazzell, from assistant superintendent to superintendent, Pike County School District, Troy, Ala.

Carole Jean Carey, from coordinator of staff development, Columbia County, Ga., to superintendent, Warren County Schools, Warrenton, Ga.

Richard E. Carmelich, from superintendent, Regional School District 7, Winsted, Conn., to superintendent, Regional School District 12, Washington Depot, Conn.

Russell J. Dever, from superintendent, Barnstable, Mass., to superintendent, Mainland Regional High School District, Linwood, N.J.

Hector Montenegro, from deputy superintendent for instructional services, Dallas, Texas, to superintendent, Ysleta Independent School District, El Paso, Texas

Clifford Moses, from superintendent, Schoharie, N.Y., to superintendent, Galway, N.Y.

Sally Pryor, from assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, Glenview, Ill., School District 34 to superintendent, Park Ridge-Niles, Ill.

Tim Ricker, from associate superintendent, Francis Howell School District, St. Charles, Mo., to superintendent, Mehlville School District, St. Louis, Mo.

Chester Sanders, from superintendent, Middlebury, Ind., to superintendent, Reed City, Mich.

Don Schulte, from superintendent, Socorro Independent School District, El Paso, Texas, to executive director for human resources, Laredo, Texas

Thomas Seidenberger, from superintendent, Avon Grove School District, West Grove, Pa., to superintendent, Brick Township, N.J.

Earl Sussman, from principal, Hadley-Luzerne High School to superintendent, Hadley-Luzerne Central Schools, Lake Luzerne, N.Y.

Michael J. Wasta, from acting superintendent to superintendent, Bristol, Conn.


RETIREMENTS
Bill Brand, superintendent, Santa Paula, Calif.

Joseph Caimi, superintendent, St. Clair County Intermediate School District, Port Huron, Mich.

Cornelius Cain, superintendent, Camp Hill, Pa.

Joseph A. Caligiuri, superintendent, Hopevale Union Free Schools, Erie, N.Y.

Charles Carrick, superintendent, Scottsboro, Ala.

John Cary, superintendent, Mehlville School District, St. Louis, Mo.

Cal Cormack, superintendent, Basehor-Linwood Unified Schools, Basehor, Kan.

William Dadey, superintendent, Gates-Chili Central Schools, Rochester, N.Y.

Don Gibson, superintendent, Wall, Texas

Edward Goulding, superintendent, Coudersport, Pa.

Kenneth F. Gray, superintendent, Livingston Manor, N.Y.

Paul J. Hagerty, superintendent, Seminole County Public Schools, Sanford, Fla.

Harold Hall, superintendent, Addison, N.Y.

Jefferey Lampert, superintendent, North Royalton, Ohio

James McCormick, superintendent, Prattsburg, N.Y.

Fred Schroeder, superintendent, Glenview, Ill., School District 34

Ken Sherwood, superintendent, Remington Unified School District, Whitewater, Kan.

Donald Trombley, superintendent, Corning-Painted Post Area School District, Painted Post, N.Y.


DEATHS
Norman D. Brust, 72, retired superintendent, Affton, Mo., Public Schools, Jan. 29

J. Win Payne, 92, retired superintendent, Napa, Okla., and AASA past president, March 13


HONORS
Martha Bruckner, associate superintendent, Millard Public Schools, Omaha, Neb., elected president-elect, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, Va.