Published Online: November 28, 2001
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Eve Proffitt has become the new president of Phi Delta Kappa International.

Eve Proffitt

Ms. Proffitt, 50, began her two-year term this month, replacing Rick Kolowski.

While serving as the presidentof the professional association for educators, she will continue to work full time as the director of special education for the Kentucky School Boards Association.

Phi Delta Kappa, based in Bloomington, Ind., has more than 98,000 members worldwide.

Susan S. Stepleton

Susan S. Stepleton was recently hired to be the president and chief executive officer of the Parents as Teachers National Center Inc. The nonprofit organization, based in St. Louis, educates families on the importance of parental involvement in a child's education and development before kindergarten.

Ms. Stepleton, 53, is currently the executive director of the Edgewood Children's Center, a social service agency in St. Louis. She will move to her new position in February.

The Department of Defense Education Activity has appointed Elizabeth M. Middlemiss to be its associate director for education.

Ms. Middlemiss, 54, had served as the DODEA's deputy director for Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools/Cuba until last June.

Elizabeth M. Middlemiss

In her new job, which she started last month, Ms. Middlemiss will be responsible for overseeing the department's K-12 educational programs.

The DODEA, based in Arlington, Va., educates more than 112,000 Department of Defense military and civilian dependents in 225 schools across the United States and in 13 other countries.

—Marianne Hurst


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