Pronunciation: (sOO'pur-vī"zur), [key]
1. a person who supervises workers or the work done by others; superintendent.
2. Educ.an official responsible for assisting teachers in the preparation of syllabuses, in devising teaching methods, etc., in a department of instruction, esp. in public schools.
3. (in some U.S. states) the chief elected administrative officer of a township, who is often also a member of the governing board of the county.
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