Jamilah R. Jor'dan has been appointed the executive director of
the newly created Chicago Accreditation Project. She will oversee a $16
million initiative to accredit all 900 of Chicago's Head Start and
early-childhood programs in low-income areas or bring those programs up
to accreditation standards within five years. Ms. Jor'dan, 44, has
served since 1994 as the project director for a similar program
undertaken by the Accreditation Project of the Chicago Metropolitan
Association for the Education of Young Children. She was also a program
specialist for the National PTA, where she developed the National
Cultural Arts Program, the largest artistic venture by the PTA
Terrence Modglin has been named the executive director of Youth Crime Watch America, a nonprofit organization based in Miami that works to prevent youth crime, violence, and drug abuse. Mr. Modglin, 52, has worked on crime-prevention initiatives for youths and adults for 18 years. He is also a former municipal director and youth-initiatives manager for the Washington-based National Crime Prevention Council. He succeeds Betty Ann Good, who was the founder of Youth Crime Watch America.
The Touchstone Applied Science Association has named Joseph A. Fernandez to its board of directors. Mr. Fernandez 63, was the superintendent of schools in Dade County, Fla., from 1987 to 1990, then took over as chancellor of the New York City public schools until 1993. He now works as an educational consultant. The Brewster, N.Y.-based association publishes standardized reading tests.
Jeff Walderich has become the executive director of Career Partners Inc., a nonprofit organization created by the Tulsa, Okla., chamber of commerce to run the school-to-work program in the Tulsa area. Mr. Walderich, 30, will work in conjunction with the 42,000-student Tulsa public schools, the 12,500-student Union district, the Tulsa Technology Center, Tulsa Community College, and private businesses to coordinate school-to-work programs. Mr. Walderich was previously the director of resident services at the Tulsa Housing Authority.
--Candice Furlan, Marnie Roberts, & Michelle Galley
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