People

Pamela W. Aubin
The board of education in Norwich, Conn., has elevated Pam Aubin from her position as director of curriculum and instruction, which she held for four years, to the district’s superintendency. She earlier served for two years as principal of Norwich’s Moriarty Elementary School and two years as an administrative intern in Mansfield, Conn. Aubin was an elementary school teacher and language arts specialist for the first 10 years of her career. She is enrolled in the executive leadership program at University of Connecticut.

Gerald K. Langton
Veteran educator Gerald Langton has assumed the chief executive officer’s post of a nonprofit Latino services organization, Centro de la Familia, based in Salt Lake City. Langton had been superintendent of the Kuspuk School District in Aniak, Alaska, where he supervised 10 schools in seven villages. Earlier he worked for more than 20 years in a number of Utah districts, including San Juan, Wayne, South Sanpete and Provo, where he was principal of Maeser Elementary School. He earned his Ed.D. in 1996 from the University of Utah.

Christopher B. Manasieri
Veteran superintendent Chris Manasieri has taken the top post of the Brighton, N.Y., Central Schools, a Rochester suburb. He had served since January 2005 as superintendent of the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES and earlier worked as superintendent of the Wheatland-Chili Central Schools for five years and the Romulus Central Schools for seven years. Both are located in western New York. An educator for 30 years, he started as an English teacher. Manasieri holds a Ph.D. in cultural foundations of education from Syracuse University.

Daniel H. Smith
Following a 16-year run as superintendent of the Cedar Falls, Iowa, Public Schools and a total of 24 years in the superintendency, Dan Smith will move this summer into the executive directorship of the School Administrators of Iowa. Smith earlier served in the top berths of the Knoxville, Iowa, and Dunkerton, Iowa, school systems. He also spent three years as a high school principal in Manning, Iowa. Smith was Iowa Superintendent of the Year in 2003. He holds an Ed.D. in educational administration from the University of Iowa.

Arthur Stellar
With 17 years as a superintendent under his belt, Art Stellar has assumed the leadership of his sixth public school system, the Taunton, Mass., Public Schools. He previously was the superintendent in Boston, Oklahoma City, Okla; Cobb County, Ga.; Mercer County, W.Va.; and Kingston, N.Y. He is a past president of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Horace Mann League. Most recently Stellar was chief learning officer for Renaissance Learning and president of High Scope Educational Research Foundation.

Carol A. Woodbury
A 12-year tenure in Monson, Mass., that led from elementary school teaching to the superintendency has concluded for Carol Woodbury, who has moved on to take over the top post in the Dennis-Yarmouth School District in South Yarmouth, Mass. She served as Monson superintendent for three years after several years as the district’s director of curriculum and instruction. Woodbury has filled several leadership roles as a PTA volunteer, including the presidency of the Massachusetts Parent-Teacher-Student Association in 2004-05.

TRANSITIONS

APPOINTMENTS
Joseph DiLorenzo, from superintendent, Port Jervis, N.Y., to superintendent, Monroe-Woodbury Central Schools, Central Valley, N.Y.

 

Maureen Flaherty, from superintendent, Holmdel, N.J., to superintendent, Massapequa, N.Y.

Steve Flores, from superintendent, Round Rock, Texas, to deputy superintendent of school support services, Dallas, Texas

M. Melissa Jamula, from superintendent, Reading, Pa., to superintendent, Upper Merion Schools, King of Prussia, Pa.

William H. Kaufman, from superintendent, Clarion, Pa., to executive director, Riverview Intermediate Unit 6, Clarion, Pa.

Thomas Lockamy Jr., from associate superintendent for instructional services, Norfolk, Va., to superintendent, Savannah-Chatham County Schools, Savannah, Ga.

Daniel Lowengard, from superintendent, Utica, N.Y., to superintendent, Syracuse, N.Y.

Henry Moylan, from superintendent, Clinch County Schools, Homerville, Ga., to superintendent, Stewart County Schools, Lumpkin, Ga.

Edwin Pope, from retired superintendent to superintendent, Long County Schools, Ludowici, Ga.

James Turbeville, from superintendent, Raymond, N.H., to superintendent, Tattnall County, Ga.

Whitney Vantine, from superintendent, Lewiston-Porter Central Schools, Youngstown, N.Y., to superintendent, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.

Jim Willis, from professional development specialist, Georgia School Boards Association, Lawrenceville, Ga., to superintendent, Putnam County Schools, Eatonton, Ga.

RETIREMENTS
Diane Kirk, superintendent, Peters Township School District, McMurray, Pa.

 

Elizabeth Lewin, superintendent, Carbondale, Ill., Elementary School District

Cheryl S. Saloom, executive director, Area Cooperative Educational Services, North Haven, Conn.

Verel R. Salmon, superintendent, Millcreek, Pa., Township Schools

Edwin Sponseller, superintendent, Chambersburg, Pa.

Joseph Yarworth, superintendent, Muhlenberg School District, Laureldale, Pa.

DEATHS
Joseph P. Beck, 50, retired superintendent, Stamford, N.Y., July 31

 

Daniel D. Drake, 74, retired professor, Cleveland State University, and former community superintendent, Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 22

Edward L. Kelly, 63, retired superintendent, Prince William County, Va., Jan. 5

Shari Miller, 55, superintendent, Lowell, Mich., Nov. 6

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: 703-528-2146. E-mail: magazine@aasa.org