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McAuliffe Names New Superintendent for Va. Schools

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    MOUNT VERNON, VA - FEBRUARY 17: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe makes remarks during the "Official Observance of Washington's Birthday with the Governor" event at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, February 17, 2014 in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Monday is President's Day in the United States, where the nation celebrates the presidential birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has picked Steve Staples to be the next state superintendent of public instruction.

    McAuliffe announced Monday he's appointing Staples to replace Patricia Wright, who announced her retirement earlier this month.

    Staples recently served as the executive director of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents.

    He had previously served on the faculty at the School of Education at The College of William & Mary and as school superintendent in York County.

    Staples was named the Virginia Superintendent of the Year in 1997.