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Palmertree to retire

McComb schools superintendent Therese Palmertree has announced she will retire July 1. The school board named Palmertree interim superintendent in 2007 and she moved into the job full-time in early 2008. She succeeded Pat Cooper, who had been superintendent of the McComb School District for 10 years and who resigned to go to work in New Orleans schools.

Palmertree had been the school district’s director of curriculum.

She said she would stay beyond July 1 until the district is able to find another superintendent.


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