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Maize schools superintendent not headed to Arkansas

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 3:24 p.m.

Maize superintendent Doug Powers is no longer a candidate for superintendent of schools in Fayetteville, Ark.

Arkansas media reported that Paul Hewitt, an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Arkansas, was named to the district’s top post Tuesday.

Powers, who had been in talks with the Fayetteville, Ark., school district, said the position piqued his interest because the district is about slightly larger than Maize. Fayetteville has about 9,400 students and Maize about 7,000. Powers has led Maize schools since 2009.

Reach Suzanne Perez Tobias at 316-268-6567 or stobias@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @suzannetobias.

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