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People Bragen

Bernard F. Bragen Jr.
After four years as assistant superintendent of schools in Hazlet, N.J., Bernard Bragen has moved into the district’s top berth. Previously, Bragen served as supervisor of special services, assistant principal and principal in the nearby Edison, N.J., Public Schools. He got his start in education in Ocean, N.J., where he spent a decade as a learning disabilities teacher and special education teacher. An AASA member since 2008, Bragen received his doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
 People EntwistleGeorge Entwistle III
The Scarborough, Maine, School Department has a new superintendent in George Entwistle. He joins the department after serving as superintendent in Belmont, Mass., since 2009, and Falmouth, Maine, for five years prior. Entwistle previously spent 16 years with private-sector corporations, including Weyerhaeuser and Johns Manville. He served on both the Cape Elizabeth, Maine, board of education and the New England School Development Council board. Entwistle, an AASA member since 2009, holds a doctorate from Boston University.
 People JeffersonThomas W. Jefferson
With nine years atop two other school systems, Thomas Jefferson assumed the superintendent’s post in Lynnfield, Mass., a district with 2,400 students. He was superintendent in Harvard, Mass., for the past six years and in Somers, Conn., for three years. Previously, Jefferson was principal of elementary schools in Simsbury, Conn., and Shutesbury, Mass. Jefferson, a member of AASA since 2002, served on the school board in Longmeadow, Mass, for five years. He earned an Ed.D. in educational leadership at University of Hartford.
 People LangenfeldMichelle Langenfeld
Before recently assuming the superintendency in Green Bay, Wis., Michelle Langenfeld worked as associate superintendent in the Anoka-Hennepin School District, the largest school district in Minnesota. Langenfeld serves as adjunct professor at Bethel University, teaching online courses to doctoral students. Before becoming an educator, she worked as a legislative analyst and lobbyist. Langenfeld, an AASA member for four years, received her doctorate in educational policy and administration from University of Minnesota.

People McMullin

Lynn K. McMullin
The Orange, Conn., Public Schools welcomed Lynn McMullin in January as the new superintendent of the K-6 district. For the past seven years, McMullin worked in the central office in Canton, Conn., serving as assistant superintendent and director of curriculum and instructional technology. Earlier, McMullin was English department chair at Canton’s middle and high schools. A high school English teacher at East Granby High School in Connecticut, she was runner-up for Connecticut State Teacher of the Year in 1994. She became a member of AASA in 2007. 
People OberkehrFredrik M. Oberkehr
The new superintendent of the Colts Neck Township, N.J., Public Schools is Frederick Oberkehr, an AASA member since 2008. Oberkehr has worked in New Jersey public schools for more than two decades, most recently as superintendent in Rochelle Park. He began his career in Elizabeth, then spent 14 years in South Plainfield as coordinator of mathematics and principal and, for four years, assistant superintendent for instruction and operations. Oberkehr earned an Ed.D. in educational leadership, management and policy from Seton Hall University.


Raymond Bandlow,
from superintendent, Fort Lee, N.J., to superintendent, Beacon, N.Y.

David Branch, from superintendent, Franklin, Ohio, to superintendent, Perry-Hocking Educational Service Center, New Lexington, Ohio

Mike Brophy, from assistant superintendent, Bethel School District, Spanaway, Wash., to superintendent, West Valley School District, Yakima, Wash.

Arthur Ray Culver, from superintendent, Champaign, Ill., to superintendent, East St. Louis, Ill.

Matthew J. Hutcheson, from superintendent, Austin, Pa., to superintendent, Jeannette, Pa.

Ross Kasun, from superintendent, Colts Neck, N.J., to superintendent, Freehold, N.J.

David Klein, from superintendent, Madison, Wis., to superintendent/head of school, The Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, Conn.

Randal A. Lutz, from assistant superintendent to superintendent, Baldwin-Whitehall Schools, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Janet Sardon, from superintendent, West Mifflin, Pa., to superintendent, Yough School District, Herminie, Pa.

Tracy Vitale, from assistant superintendent for human resources and pupil services to superintendent, Seneca Valley School District, Harmony, Pa.

Charles Futterer,
superintendent, Virginia, Minn.

Rick Gantman, superintendent, Mount Baker School District, Deming, Wash.

Jim Gibson, superintendent, Montgomery, Texas

Gerald D. Hill, superintendent, Glenview, Ill.

Timothy Kirby, superintendent, Upper Perkiomen School District, Pennsburg, Pa.

Lawrence C. Korchnak, superintendent, Baldwin-Whitehall Schools, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Susan Parks, superintendent, San Gabriel, Calif.

Susan R. Purser, superintendent, Moore County Schools, Carthage, N.C.

Charles Sulc,
superintendent, Massapequa, N.Y., received inaugural Fred Podolski Leadership and Innovation in Technology Award

Jack C. Blair,
78, retired superintendent, Scappoose, Ore., Dec. 27

James M. Kavanaugh, 90, retired superintendent, Tomah, Wis., Dec. 16

Thomas Russell Trail, 73, retired superintendent, Hamilton, Mo., Nov. 9 

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.


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