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The Asheville city board of education says it will hold six public forums in August as it searches for a new superintendent.  Current superintendent Denise Patterson announced her resignation last week, citing health concerns.  She’d held the position for only two years. 

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Asheville City schools Superintendent Dr. Denise Patterson says she’s learned a lot during her first six months on the job – not just about the school system but the city itself.

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The Asheville City schools have a new superintendent.  Dr. Denise Patterson was appointed by the city school board Thursday night.  She takes office on July 1st.  Patterson is currently the assistant superintendent of Hickory City schools, a post she's had since 2012.  Prior to that, she worked in both the Union County and Lincoln County school systems, and taught as an adjunct professor at Gardner-Webb and Wingate Universities.  She told reporters her first priority upon taking office is to talk and listen to staff to see what changes have already been done before making any of her own.