A regional superintendent in the Philadelphia School District has been named superintendent of Norristown schools.

Janet C. Samuels, who has also been a special-education teacher and a principal, will start her new post Jan. 11. She was hired in a 7-2 vote Wednesday night. Norristown's previous superintendent, Lisa Andrejko, left in June to become superintendent of the Quakertown Community School District.

She has a master's degree in public administration from Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate in education from Drexel University.

- Rita Giordano