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Hampton hires new superintendent

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Posted at 1:29 AM, May 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-14 01:29:20-04

Hampton, Va. – Starting this summer, Hampton will have a new superintendent.

On Wednesday night, the Hampton School Board approved Dr. Jeffery O. Smith as the new superintendent.

He is scheduled to take his position starting on July 1st.

The current superintendent, Dr. Linda Shifflette, is retiring after six years.

Smith was most recently the superintendent for West Point Public Schools. He has been there for seven years.

He has also worked as the assistant superintendent for academic services in Newport News.