Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe officials have announced the hiring of a new superintendent at the Isle District Office.

Ronald G. McIntire, who currently holds the same position at the DODDS-Europe Bavaria district, will take over the new post in August.

The Colorado native holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Western State College of Colorado and a doctorate from the University of California at Los Angeles.

McIntire began his career in education as a classroom teacher in Las Vegas, and has taught at several universities as well.

His administrative experience includes positions as deputy superintendent of the Houston schools, superintendent of schools in Park City, Utah, and DODDS-Europe Brussels District Superintendent.

The Isles District superintendent oversees 17 Department of Defense Education Activity schools in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium and Bahrain.

Scheduled power outage in Italy canceledBase officials have canceled the power outage scheduled for Thursday at the U.S. Navy support site base in Gricignano, Italy.

The outage is now tentatively rescheduled for Sept. 3, from midnight to 5 a.m.

Power will be out for most of the support site base during scheduled preventive maintenance on the power system by the Italian electrical provider, officials said.

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