People in the News
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has appointed David F. Lussier to a one-year term as its teacher-in-residence.
Mr. Lussier, 31, a former social studies teacher at Andover High School in Andover, Mass., was appointed last month. In his new role with the Arlington, Va.-based board, Mr. Lussier will work to help the organization improve the quality of the nation's teachers.
Last year, Mr. Lussier, the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year in 2000, became the first teacher to serve as a White House fellow. While serving as a 2000-01 fellow, he was associate director of education policy on the White House Policy Council for Presidents Clinton and Bush.
Cynthia G. Brown has resigned as the director of the Resource Center on Educational Equity for the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Ms. Brown, who had worked for the Washington-based CCSSO since 1986, was the first assistant secretary for civil rights for the U.S. Department of Education, serving under the Carter administration.
Now, Ms. Brown plans to continue her work in education as a consultant in the Washington area.
The California School Boards Association has hired Scott P. Plotkin to be its executive director. Mr. Plotkin, 48, started working in his new position this month. He succeeded Davis Campbell, who retired earlier this year.
Before joining the school boards' group, Mr. Plotkin was the chief consultant and staff director for the education committee of the state Senate.
The CSBA, based in Sacramento, represents more than 1,000 K-12 school districts and county offices in California.
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