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Burdette W. Andrews

Burdette W. Andrews, who is likely the nation's oldest still-serving superintendent, plans to retire from the 1,200- student Vandercook Lake public schools in Michigan at the end of this month. Mr. Andrews, 94, has been on the job since 1946. ("Mich. Superintendent Still on the Job at 92 and Counting," Feb. 9, 2000.)

Over the years, the superintendent has occasionally met to share memories and lunch with a local senior citizens' group: the 31-member Vandercook Lake class of 1947, the first graduating class during his tenure, whose members are now in their 70s.

Assistant Superintendent Ron R. Bennett, 59, will succeed Mr. Andrews, who has been granted superintendent emeritus status.

Richard Lee Colvin will become the deputy director of the Hechinger Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Richard Lee Colvin

Mr. Colvin, 48, is currently an education reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He will be moving to New York City in August before starting his new job. He plans to continue writing for various media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times.

The New York City-based Hechinger Institute, named after former New York Times education editor Fred M. Hechinger, organizes policy and research seminars for journalists who cover education issues.

Theresa Mayberry-Dunn

The Caroline and Sigmund Schott Foundation recently hired Theresa Mayberry- Dunn to be its early-care and education program director.

Before joining the Cambridge, Mass.-based foundation, Ms. Mayberry-Dunn served as one of the 2001 Annie E. Casey and Family fellows, a program sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

—Marianne D. Hurst

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