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Fayetteville Hires New Superintendent, Swofford Stays in Branson

Dr. Brad Swofford is remaining the Superintendent of Branson Schools while Fayetteville announces the hiring of a school official from Springfield.

Swofford had been one of the two initial finalist for the Superintendent's job in the Arkansas school district before the Fayetteville School Board decided to interview two more candidates including Dr. John Mulford, Deputy Superintendent of Operations for Springfield Public Schools who eventually was offered and accepted the job. 

During this process, Swofford decided to withdraw from consideration and remain with the Branson School District. 

"It was an honor to be considered for the position of superintendent of Fayetteville Public Schools in Arkansas," Swofford said in a statement to Ozarks Dynacom. "My decision to decline the offer for this position was due to my desire to remain with Branson Public Schools and continue the great work that is underway with our students, faculty and staff, and the Branson community."

Swofford has been with the Branson School District since 1995 and has worked in administration since 2001, the last eight as the district's Superintendent. 

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