People in the News
Lorraine C. Miller became the American Federation of Teachers' director of government and community relations last month. Ms. Miller previously worked for former Vice President Al Gore as the executive director of the White House Community Empowerment Board. The Washington-based federation, which represents more than 1 million K-12 teachers and other education professionals, is the nation's second-largest teachers' union.
The National School Boards Association has elected James R. Ruhland as its 54th president. Mr. Ruhland, 56, an acting lieutenant and special agent for the Virginia State Police, has been a member of the Botetourt County school board for 11 years. He began serving his one-year NSBA term late last month and will make promoting a positive image of public education one of his chief goals. The NSBA, based in Alexandria, Va., represents more than 95,000 local school board members nationwide.
Kay Awalt Musgrove was elected March 19 to a two-year term as the president of the 165,000-member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Ms. Musgrove is currently the acting associate superintendent for teaching and learning in the 3,750-student Franklin, Tenn., school district. The association, based in Alexandria, Va., is the nation's largest professional- development organization for educators.
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