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PeopleCremascoli Kari Cremascoli
Kari Cremascoli is the new superintendent of Downers Grove, Ill., Grade School District 58. For the past seven years, Cremascoli worked in the DeKalb, Ill., Community Unit School District 428, first as executive director of student services and more recently as assistant superintendent of educational services. Previously, she served as a school psychologist in the San Diego, Calif., area. An AASA member since last July, Cremascoli earned her Ph.D. in leadership and educational administration from Capella University.
 PeopleEngravalleSteven Engravalle
Following an eight-month stint as interim superintendent, Steven Engravalle has moved into the top post in the 3,700-student Fort Lee, N.J., Public Schools. Engravalle, 34, a native of Montvale, N.J., earlier served for two years as assistant superintendent in Fort Lee and for three years as superintendent in Hamburg, N.J. He started his professional education career as an English teacher in Bergenfield, N.J., and subsequently became a vice principal in Franklin Borough, N.J. He has been an AASA member since 2007.
 PeopleEvansMichele D. Evans
Michele Evans, who has worked in Ohio public schools for 24 years, most recently as superintendent of the 10,200-student Canton City Schools, has assumed a new post as principal of the Gearity Professional Development School in University Heights, Ohio. Evans earlier served in Canton as director of evaluation and research. Previously, she spent a year as state director of Reading First-Ohio in the state Department of Education after serving as principal in Hilliard and Columbus, both in the Buckeye State. An AASA member since 2012, she received a doctorate in educational policy and leadership from Ohio State University.
 PeopleLundstenJudith A. Lundsten
In her 10th year of administration in the 10,500-student Cranston, R.I., Public Schools, Judith Lundsten has moved into the district’s top administrative role. Lundsten served as assistant superintendent since 2009 and as executive director of educational programs and services previously. Other administrative experience includes principalships at elementary schools in Cranston. Lundsten, an AASA member since 2010, received her Ed.D. in educational leadership from Johnson & Wales University.
PeopleSaxtonRob Saxton
Rob Saxton has been named the Oregon Department of Education’s deputy superintendent of public instruction. A native Oregonian, Saxton has spent his full career in the state, most recently for seven years as superintendent of Tigard-Tualatin School District. He previously served in the same berth in Sherwood, Ore. Saxton also was a principal in McMinnville and assistant principal, teacher and coach in the Greater Albany School District. Saxton earlier served as an adviser to the Oregon Board of Education. He has been a member of AASA for 12 years.
PeopleTruesdaleValerie Truesdale
After five years as superintendent in Beaufort County, S.C., Valerie Truesdale has joined the 140,000-student Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, N.C., as chief information officer. She previously was superintendent in Oconee County, S.C., for four years. A Columbia, S.C., native, Truesdale spent most of her career in South Carolina, including appointments as chief instructional officer in Lexington/Richland counties and policy division chief of the South Carolina Department of Education. A member of AASA since 2005, Truesdale holds a doctorate in educational administration from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

 

Transitions

APPOINTMENTS
Frank Anthony,
from retired superintendent to superintendent, Dollarway School District, Pine Bluff, Ark.

Terry Bouck, from superintendent, Peninsula School District, Gig Harbor, Wash., to superintendent, Billings, Mont.

Salvador Cavazos, from superintendent, Alice, Texas, to superintendent, Goose Creek Consolidated Independent Schools, Baytown, Texas

Robert Gendron, from principal and superintendent, Pentwater, Mich., to superintendent, Charlevoix, Mich.

Jesus Jara, from superintendent, Monroe County Schools, Key West, Fla., to deputy superintendent, Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, Fla.

Stephen Jones, from superintendent, Sibley East Public Schools, Arlington, Minn., to superintendent, Little Falls, Minn.

Pedro Martinez, from deputy superintendent, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, Nev., to superintendent, Washoe County School District, Reno, Nev.

Joseph Mastrocola, from superintendent, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, Groton, Mass., to superintendent, Peabody, Mass.

Paul K. Smith, from superintendent, Bolton, Conn., to superintendent, Griswold, Conn.

RETIREMENTS
Bruce Mailloux,
superintendent, Regional School Unit 20, Belfast, Maine

Mary Alice Price, superintendent, Pittsford, N.Y.

John Roach, superintendent, Carlsbad, Calif.

Duby Santee, superintendent, Hamilton, Mont.

Marvin Williams, superintendent, Polk School District, Cedartown, Ga.

DEATHS
William J. Decker,
76, retired superintendent, Menasha, Wis., Aug. 20

Charles L. Hopson, 54, former superintendent, Pulaski County, Ark., Oct. 9

John E. Schantz II, 53, superintendent, Bentley, Mich., Oct. 17

HONORS
Carol R. Johnson,
superintendent, Boston, received Richard R. Green Award, Council of Great City Schools

Charles V. Sulc, superintendent, Massapequa, N.Y., received Sister Rose Aquin Caimano Distinguished Administrator Award, New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers

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

 

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