Dr. Barry L. Newbold took the oath of office Tuesday as the newly appointed superintendent of Jordan School District.

Newbold is replacing superintendent Raymond W. Whittenburg, who was in the position since 1979.Before becoming superintendent, Newbold was the director of planning and evaluation services for the Jordan School District.

"I'm honored to have been selected," Newbold said. "It's a wonderful team and a wonderful opportunity for me."

Whittenburg's efforts to improve the quality of education were recognized in a resolution from the National Federation of Urban-Suburban School Districts, which was read by Jordan School Board President Ellen Wallace at the meeting.