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New Pleasant Ridge superintendent to be announced

The Pleasant Ridge School District will formally hire its new superintendent and school vice principal at tonight’s board meeting.

The board will approve the employment and contract for the new superintendent — whose name has not yet been released — who will replace Britta Skavdahl as she moves to Stanislaus to be closer to her mother.

The board will also approve the employment of Jennifer Dearduff as vice principal of Magnolia Intermediate School, who will replace Shar Johns, who will work at the county superintendent’s office.



Dearduff was vice president of Margaret G. Scotten Elementary for the past two years and Lyman Gilmore the previous four years. She was a Magnolia student, lives near Pleasant Ridge and has two children, one a student at Cottage Hill and another who will enter the district soon.

“I’m thrilled. I’m really excited to be in the same school district as my kids, and I’m a former Rattler, so I’ll be going back to my middle school,” Dearduff said. “I feel lucky to be (at the meeting) and to be within the community I’ve lived.”




Also included on the meeting agenda are special recognitions regarding this year’s retirees, the outstanding teacher award and the district teacher of the year award.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the James W. Meshwert building at 22580 Kingston Lane.

To contact Staff Writer Jennifer Terman, email jterman@theunion.com or call 530-477-4230.


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