People in the News
The National Catholic Educational Association appointed Mary Frances
Taymens as the executive director of its secondary schools
department this month. Ms. Taymens, who was chosen by ncea President
Leonard DeFiore, will start her new job July 1. Formerly the
department's associate executive director, she joined the
Washington-based organization—a professional group with more than
200,000 members—in 1993. Its secondary schools department
develops programs for teachers and administrators in Roman Catholic
Helen F. Morris became the deputy executive director of the Consortium for School Networking on March 1. Ms. Morris, 35, will oversee the Washington-based association's day-to-day operations. Before joining the consortium, Ms. Morris worked as the director of channel marketing at Interliant, an application- service provider in Vienna, Va. The consortium is a national education technology association that advocates the use of the Internet and telecommunications as key tools in improving K-12 education.
Marc F. Racicot, who stepped down as the governor of Montana in January after two terms, was elected the new chairman of America's Promise this month. He replaces Colin L. Powell, who founded the group after he retired as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Mr. Powell relinquished most of his duties with the group, which encourages volunteerism on behalf of children, when President Bush tapped him to be the U.S. secretary of state. Mr. Racicot, 53, will guide the Alexandria, Va.-based organization in providing youths with mentors, effective education, and a safe learning environment.
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