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James Sardin

James Sardin has been appointed an associate state superintendent and the director of the office of vocational and technical education by the Mississippi school board. Mr. Sardin has worked in the state education department for five years, first as the director of the office of innovations and most recently as the associate superintendent in the office of school enhancement.

Steve Williams

The state board also named Steve Williams to serve as the director of external relations and the special assistant to the superintendent of education. In his new role, Mr. Williams will oversee public relations and act as the agency's legislative liaison. Mr. Williams, who has worked at the education department for 12 years, previously was the director of the office of accreditation.

Richard L. Thompson

The pair will work for Richard L. Thompson, who began a four-year term this past summer as the state schools superintendent. Mr. Thompson, 57, returned to the position after a six-year hiatus working as the director of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching and then as North Carolina's deputy superintendent.

Charles S. Amorosino, Jr.

Charles S. Amorosino Jr. has become the new executive director of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Inc. The 16,000-member international organization, based in Alexandria, Va., represents educators and language specialists involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages by producing training programs and services and promoting the profession.

Mr. Amorosino joined the group last month after serving as the executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Tallahassee-based Florida Medical Association.

--MICHELLE GALLEY

Vol. 18, Issue 8, Page 2

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