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People Watch

People DeBlieux

Lily Matos DeBlieux
The Adelanto, Calif., Elementary School District has a new superintendent in Elidia “Lily” DeBlieux. She is the first woman and Latina to lead the district. Previously, she served as assistant superintendent at Monterey Peninsula Unified School District in Monterey, Calif., for two years, and as an elementary principal in the Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Ariz. In addition, DeBlieux held sundry administrative posts in Naples, Fla., where she spent five years managing two large sales territories for Xerox. She became a member of AASA in 2009.

 People Evans

Mark A. Evans
Mark Evans has been named superintendent in Omaha, Neb., after eight years in the top berth in the 5,500-student Andover, Kan., schools. Evans has spent the majority of his education career in Wichita, Kan., where he began as a teacher more than three decades ago. He later worked as an assistant principal and principal before moving to the central office as interim superintendent. Three years as associate superintendent and four as deputy superintendent followed. Evans has been a member of AASA since 2001.

 People Keim

Bill Keim
The Washington Association of School Administrators will welcome Bill Keim as the new executive director. He has held three superintendencies in the state, most recently in the 70,000-student Educational Service District 113 in Turnwater, Wash. Over a six-year period, Keim also led the Mercer Island District and the Cascade School District in Leavenworth, where he earlier worked as high school principal. Keim also led support missions in the West Bank. An AASA member since 1997, he earned his Ed.D. from Washington State University.

 People Martin

Donald L. Martin Jr.
After 19 years as superintendent of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in Winston-Salem, N.C., Donald Martin will move on to a professorship in the educational leadership department at neighboring High Point University. Previously, he filled superintendencies in three other school systems during his career: Rowan-Salisbury School System in Salisbury, N.C.; Jessamine County Schools in Nicholasville, Ky.; and Southgate, Ky., Independent School District. A member of AASA for 36 years, Martin earned his doctorate in educational administration from the University of Kentucky.

People Robinson

Janet Robinson
The new superintendent in Stratford, Conn., is Janet Robinson, a member of AASA since 1999. The appointment marks her fourth superintendency in the state after serving five years in Newtown, three in Derby and two in Preston. After starting as an elementary school teacher of gifted students, Robinson worked as a guidance specialist and school psychologist in California and Connecticut until 1979, when she would begin two decades as an educational consultant in Brookfield, Conn. Robinson received her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Connecticut.

People Schoen

C. Lauren Schoen
Lauren Schoen begins her third superintendency in the Mahwah Township Public Schools in Mahwah, N.J., after 24 years in the state. Schoen served as superintendent of Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District in Oakland for four years and in Rochelle Park for seven years prior. Previously, she spent two years as assistant superintendent for curriculum and was a principal in Hasbrouck Heights. Schoen earned her Ed.D. at Seton Hall University. She has been an AASA member since 2002.


Stacey Butterfield, from deputy superintendent to superintendent, Jenks, Okla.

John Jungmann, from deputy superintendent to superintendent, Liberty, Mo.

Michael Lubelfeld, from superintendent, Pennoyer School District 79, Norridge, Ill., to superintendent, Deerfield, Ill.

Gary Rutherford, from superintendent, Upland, Calif., to superintendent, Desert Sands Unified School District, La Quinta, Calif.


Betty Bagley,
superintendent, Anderson, S.C.

Gary Baldwin, superintendent, Lower Kuskokwim School District, Bethel, Alaska.

Michael Diekmann, superintendent, Climax Springs, Mo.

Rebecca Erb, superintendent, Tuscarora School District, Mercersburg, Pa.

Dale Kleinert, superintendent, Moscow, Idaho

Kirby Lehman, superintendent, Jenks, Okla.

Lynda Mitchell, superintendent, Thomaston, Conn.

Gary Nine, superintendent, Florence, Ariz.

Kenneth Noah, superintendent, San Dieguito Union High School District, Encinitas, Calif.

William Pfalzgraf, superintendent, Flambeau School District, Tony, Wis.

Elizabeth Pressler, superintendent, Carrollton, Ill.

Robert Price, superintendent, Empire Union School District, Modesto, Calif.

Frances C. Stromsland, superintendent, Watchung Hills Regional High School, Warren, N.J.

Natalie Thomas, superintendent, Farmington, Mo.

Scott Wakeley, superintendent, Yorkville, Ill.

Richard Zimman, superintendent, Ripon, Wis.


Charles M. Achilles,
76, retired professor of educational leadership, Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., Feb. 8

Marcia T. Clanton, 54, superintendent, Putnam County, Ga., March 27

Arthur Himmler, 68, superintendent, Omak, Wash., Feb. 7

John R. Hoyle, 78, retired professor of educational leadership, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, March 12

Kenneth Ripple, 85, retired superintendent, Westfield, Wis., March 5

David A. Speir, 91, retired superintendent, Panama Canal Zone, March 21




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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