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SAndrews.jpg  Susan C. Andrews
After serving in the top position of the Harris County Schools in Hamilton, Ga., since 2000, Susan Andrews recently assumed the superintendency of the Muscogee County School District in Columbus, Ga. Andrews’ career spanned 32 years in Harris County, starting as an early childhood classroom teacher. She subsequently served in the principalship of a middle school and two elementary schools and as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. Andrews was the 2007 Georgia Superintendent of the Year. An AASA governing board member, she holds an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Auburn University. 
   
LeeDAndrea.jpg Lee M. D’Andrea
The Anderson School District 4 in Pendleton, S.C., will welcome a new superintendent this summer, Lee D’Andrea, who has been serving since the fall as superintendent-elect. D’Andrea previously worked as superintendent in Pickens County, S.C., for 2 years. She has 19 years of experience in public education, including a principalship at West Market Family Education Center and coordinator of parenting and family literacy, both in the Anderson School District 5. D’Andrea earned a doctorate in education leadership at Clemson University.
   
JohnDeasy.jpg John E. Deasy
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has a new deputy director of education in John Deasy. A 30-year veteran in education, he most recently served as superintendent of the Prince George’s County, Md., Public Schools since 2006. Deasy also spent five years as the superintendent of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District in Santa Monica, Calif., and five years as superintendent of the Coventry Public Schools in Coventry, R.I. An Annenberg Fellow, Deasy was named state superintendent of the year in Rhode Island in 2001.
   
JRonaldHennings.jpg J. Ronald Hennings
In his 40th year in public education, including 33 years in administrative roles and 16 years as superintendent, Ronald Hennings has moved into the top berth of Canon School District 50 in Black Canyon City, Ariz. He previously served as superintendent in Chatfield, Minn., and in the Arizona school systems of Parker, Window Rock and Tombstone. Hennings also worked as the multicultural education coordinator with the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Bavaria, Germany. In 2000, he was awarded the Cold War Certificate of Recognition from the U.S. Congress.
   
JosephMarinelli.jpg Joseph J. Marinelli
The Association of Educational Service Agencies has given its highest honor, the Justus A. Prentice Award, to Joe Marinelli, district superintendent of the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES in Newark, N.Y. Marinelli, an AASA member since 1974, has worked in the top BOCES post for 15 years. He previously worked as the superintendent of the Livonia, Mich., Public Schools. He spent seven years on the AESA board, including the presidency in 2002-03. Marinelli was honored for his work in advancing federal policies and programs in support of regional service agencies.
   
PaulStremick.jpg Paul R. Stremick
After serving as superintendent of the Dickinson, N.D., Public Schools since 2006, Paul Stremick has assumed the top post of the 7,000-student Centennial School District 12 in Circle Pines, Minn. Stremick earlier served as superintendent in Grafton, N.D., for six years, and in Whitehall, Mont., for three years. He also filled two principalships, in Shepherd, Mont., and Ashland, Mont. Stremick is president of the North Dakota Association of School Administrators, and he earned his doctorate in school administration from Montana State University.

TRANSITIONS

APPOINTMENTS
Russell Booker,
from superintendent, York, S.C., to associate superintendent for planning and superintendent-elect, Spartanburg, S.C.

Destry Brown, from superintendent, Frontenac, Kan., to superintendent, Pittsburg, Kan.

David Engle, from principal, Bellingham, Wash., to superintendent, North Platte, Neb.

Chuck Futterer, from superintendent, Cook County School District, Grand Marais, Minn., to superintendent, Virginia, Minn.

Ruth Gilbert-Whitner, from assistant superintendent to superintendent, Whitman Hanson Regional School District, Hingham, Mass.

Terry Hazard, from superintendent, Woodbine, Iowa, to superintendent, Cody-Kilgore, Neb.

Christopher Hottel, from superintendent, Nashua, N.H., to superintendent, North Andover, Mass.

David Krenz, from superintendent, La Crescent-Hokah Schools, La Crescent, Minn., to superintendent, Austin, Minn.

Katherine Meink, from superintendent, Keya Paha County, Neb., to superintendent, Allen and Ewing, Neb.

Dawson Orr, from superintendent, Wichita Falls, Texas, to superintendent, Highland Park Independent Schools, Dallas, Texas

Margaret Rizzi, from assistant superintendent to superintendent, Stoughton, Mass.

Michael Snell, from assistant superintendent to superintendent, Central York School District, York, Pa.

Janna Stevens, from assistant superintendent to superintendent, Superior, Wis.

RETIREMENTS
Mary F. Barter, superintendent, Durango, Colo.

Patricia Best, superintendent, State College, Pa.

Terry Bishop, superintendent, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Nathaniel Clay, superintendent, Hempstead, N.Y.

Alan Elko, superintendent, West Chester, Pa.

Patricia Jackson, superintendent, Metamora, Ill.

Jay Mitchell, superintendent, Superior, Wis.

Robert Nagy, superintendent, Belle Vernon, Pa.

John Phillips, superintendent, Muscogee County School District, Columbus, Ga.

Paul Smotas, superintendent, East Lyme, Conn.

Gary Steppe, superintendent, Stephens County Schools, Toccoa, Ga.

DEATHS
John P. Franzoia, 62, superintendent, Royalton School District 485, Royalton, Minn., Feb. 7

Randall J. Stanley, 62, retired superintendent, Alma Center-Humbird-Merrillan Schools, Humbird, Wis., Feb. 16