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Julie Larson

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Changing of the Guard for local school district

Superintendent transition smooth and seamless

Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District is a smoothly running education system, even during a change of superintendents. Such a change can bring about significant disruption in many school districts. But a change of leadership this year at C-OC barely drew attention to itself.Julie Larson retired after four years as superintendent and 17 years in the district. Barbara U'Ren, with 24 years in the district, took over July 1.