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The Diocese of Norwich announced today that Edward J. Shine, Ph.D, has been appointed superintendent of diocesan schools, effective in January. He will succeed the current superintendent, Dr. John F. Shine, who has served since Aug. 8, 2009.
The two Dr. Shines are brothers.
Edward Shine most recently served for 16 years as superintendent of schools for the Rye (New York) City School District.
During his tenure Rye High School was rated one of the top 100 high schools in the country by The Washington Post and Newsweek. Rye’s three elementary schools and the middle school are U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools. Th school system has a K-12 enrollment of 3,240 students, with 300 teachers.
He previously served for six years as superintendent of schools in Grosse Pointe, Mich.