New Appleton schools leader comes from within
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The new superintendent of the Appleton school district has already been with the district for over two decades.

The school board picked Asst. Superintendent Judy Baseman for the job today. She's been with the district for 22 years, and she's spent the past 10 years as an assistant superintendent.

Baseman says she wants to build on the positive things they're already doing with students at all levels. She says the diverse community is a strength for the district, and they need to look for ways to close some of the opportunity gaps that exist.

Baseman is the first woman to hold the superintendent job in 93 years. The last was Carrie E. Morgan, and she held that position for 30 years, until 1924.

Baseman will succeed retiring Superintendent Lee Allinger. After a transition period, she'll take over on July 1.

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