The American Association of School Administrators has named the finalists for the 1996 National Superintendent of the Year.
The final four chosen this year by the 16,000-member organization are: Alice W. Angney, 53, the superintendent of the 1,700-student Lamoille South Supervisory Union School District in Morrisville, Vt.; Janet N. Barry, 51, of the 13,100-student Central Kitsap School District in Silverdale, Wash.; Richard Denoyer, 63, of the 6,900-student Princeton City School District in Cincinnati; and George Goldstein, 53, of the 7,200-student Sewanhaka Central School District in Elmont, N.Y.
The winner of the national title will receive a $2,000 savings bond and will present a $10,000 college scholarship in his or her name to a student at the high school from which the superintendent graduated. The other three finalists will each receive a $1,000 savings bond.
The winner will be announced at the AASA's national conference in San Diego in March.
The Business Roundtable has selected corporate executive Norman R. Augustine to serve as the chairman of its education task force. The Washington-based roundtable is an association of 200 chief executive officers from the nation's top companies that examines public-policy issues.
In 1989, the organization committed to a 10-year effort to work with state policymakers and educators to restructure state education systems and build student achievement through state-by-state initiatives, with the effort in each state headed by a CEO.
Mr. Augustine, the CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation in Bethesda, Md., helped set up the project in Maryland.
--Adrienne D. Coles