People in the News
U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley has named Daniel A. Domenech, the superintendent of the Fairfax Count, Va., schools, and Michael E. Ward, North Carolina's state superintendent, to the 25-member National Assessment Governing Board. The board set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Michele Cahill is the new senior program officer in the education division of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, responsible for the philanthropy's grants to improve performance of urban schools. Before arriving at Carnegie, Ms. Cahill, 51, was a founder and director of the Youth Development Institute of the Fund for the City of New York, which conducts projects to increase youth-development opportunities in the city.
The Dayton, Ohio, school Board voted unanimously last month to hire Jerrie McGill, a lontime education consultant, as the superintendent of the 25,000-student district. Ms. McGill, 62, succeeds James Williams, whose contract was bought out by the school board.
Jan Goodloe will be the 1999-2000 president of the Profesional Association of Georgia Educators. PAGE is the state's largest organization for professional educators, with more than 46,000 members. Ms. Goodloe, 46 is an instructional specialist for language arts with the Decatur schools.
Ron Dexter has been appointed the Oregon education department's associate superintendent for professional-technical education. Mr. Dexter, 54, was the director of the Sabin Skills Center, which provides career-development programs for students in Clackamas County, Ore.
—Meghan Mullan & Michelle Galley
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