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Lillian Lowery

Lillian M. Lowery
After three years as secretary of education for the Delaware Department of Education, Lillian Lowery has been named Maryland’s state superintendent of schools. Lowery, who joined AASA in 2003, has worked in education since 1976. She was superintendent of the Christina School District in New Castle County, Del., for three years, assistant superintendent in Fairfax County, Va., and an area administrator in Fort Wayne, Ind. Her career began as an English teacher in Virginia. Lowery holds a doctorate of education in educational leadership and policy studies from Virginia Polytechnic and State University.

 Mike MilesF. Mike Miles
The new superintendent of the 157,000-student Dallas, Texas, Independent School District is Mike Miles. He previously served in Colorado Springs, Colo., for six years as superintendent of Harrison School District 2. Prior, Miles worked as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction at Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 in Fountain, Colo., where he also worked as a principal and high school teacher. Before becoming an educator, Miles spent the first half of the 1990s as a diplomat in Russia and Poland with the U.S. State Department. He was a Broad Superintendents Academy fellow in 2011 and joined AASA in 2006.
 Stacy ScottStacy L. Scott
The 8,000-student Framingham, Mass., Public Schools have named Stacy Scott as its new superintendent. Scott joins the district from nearby Dracut, Mass., where he held the top spot for two years after serving as associate superintendent in Montgomery County, Md. A licensed psychologist, Scott worked earlier as founder and president of the Center for Understanding Equity and principal at ExecResults Consulting. A member of AASA since 2009, Scott holds an Ed.D. in counseling and counseling psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
 Jean SophieJean H. Sophie
After spending four years as superintendent of the Westchester, Ill., School District 92½, Jean Sophie has assumed the same title in the state’s K-8 Lake Bluff Schools District 65. Previously, Sophie held administrative posts in the Palatine, Ill., Community Consolidated School District 15 for 11 years, most recently as assistant superintendent for personnel and human services. She also worked as a principal and assistant principal. An AASA member for 12 years, Sophie holds a doctorate in educational administration from Northern Illinois University.


Todd Lettow 

Todd Lettow isn’t one to toot his own horn much, but that doesn’t mean the superintendent of the Hampton-Dumont School District in north-central Iowa since 2007 doesn’t still enjoy playing his trumpet. He discovered the instrument in 5th grade and later spent years as a middle school band director. These days, his performances are limited to three or four church functions a year, usually with his son and daughter, who play in the high school band. Lettow, an AASA member since 2002, spent two years recently as board president of the Iowa High School Music Association. 




Robert J. Durón,
from superintendent, San Antonio, Texas, to deputy commissioner, Texas Education Agency, Austin, Texas


Daniel Frazier, from superintendent, Sioux Central Community Schools, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, to superintendent, Litchfield, Minn.

Scott Hannon, from interim superintendent to superintendent, Winona, Minn.

Kent Kultgen, from superintendent, Stevensville, Mont., to superintendent, Helena, Mont.

Dave Melick, from superintendent, Madison, Neb., to executive director of business operations and human relations, Columbus, Neb.

Dave Moyer, from superintendent, Burlington, Wis., to superintendent, Moline, Ill.

Curt Tryggestad, from superintendent, Little Falls, Minn., to superintendent, Eden Prairie, Minn. 


Susan Andrews,
superintendent, Muscogee County School District, Columbus, Ga.

Terry Bouck, superintendent, Peninsula School District, Gig Harbor, Wash.

Rick Buresh, superintendent, Fargo, N.D.

Carol Comeau, superintendent, Anchorage, Alaska

Elaine Cutler, superintendent, Litchfield, N.H.

Steven Enoch, superintendent, San Ramon Valley Unified Schools, Danville, Calif.

Carlos Garcia, superintendent, San Francisco, Calif.

Robert K. Gratz, superintendent, Hackettstown, N.J.

Robert S. Guiffreda, superintendent, Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, Angola, N.Y.

Joyce Henstrand, superintendent, Reynolds School District, Fairview, Ore.

Henry Hunt, superintendent, Pickens County School District, Easley, S.C.

Eileen Johnson, superintendent, Lockwood School District 26, Billings, Mont.

Jennifer Johnson, superintendent, Glendale Union High School District, Glendale, Ariz.

John E. Pedersen, executive director, School Administrators of South Dakota, Pierre, S.D.

Keith Shoulders, superintendent, Carlisle County, Ky. 


I. Carl Candoli,
86, retired superintendent, Fort Worth, Texas, April 29

Robert R. Gross, 54, superintendent, Salisbury Township, Pa., May 30

Henry P. Williams, 70, retired superintendent, Kansas City, Mo., April 23

News about AASA members’ promotions, retirements, honors and deaths should be addressed to:
School Administrator
1615 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703-841-1543.



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