People in the News
Kathryn Harwell-Kee has been elected the president of the National
Staff Development Council. Ms. Harwell-Kee has worked in the Texas
public schools for 22 years as a teacher and an administrator, and she
was named the Texas Outstanding Staff Developer in 1993. Most recently,
she was the assistant superintendent for instruction in the
13,000-student Grapevine-Colleyville district in Grapevine, Texas. Her
one-year position with the 8,000-member Oxford, Ohio-based council ends
The Kent, Wash., school board has selected Barbara Grohe as the district superintendent. Ms. Grohe, 53, who has been the Iowa City, Iowa, superintendent for the past nine years, was recently named the 1998 National School Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators. She began her career as a kindergarten teacher, and has also served as a reading consultant, a program administrator, and an assistant superintendent. She is scheduled to begin her new duties for the 26,000-student Kent district July 1.
After 10 years as the superintendent of the Dryden, N.Y., district, Donald B. Trombley has moved into the top spot in the 6,000-student Corning-Painted Post district in Steuben County, New York. The 52-year-old has been an educator for 28 years, 17 of them as a superintendent in such districts as Fabius-Pompey and Glen Falls in upstate New York.
Marion B. Peavey will be leaving his position as the vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of Delaware to become the National Collegiate Athletic Association Foundation's executive director. The Overland Park, Kan.-based group's foundation was established in 1988 to generate funding to support programs for student athletes' academic achievement. Mr. Peavey, who is slated to start at the foundation May 1, has held similar posts at other higher education institutions.
--Candice Furlan & Meghan Mullen
Vol. 18, Issue 31, Page 2