People in the News
The I Have a Dream Foundation recently hired Marina W. Winton to be its president and chief executive officer.
Ms. Winton, 37, previously served as the assistant national executive director for development with the Young Women's Christian Association, a New York City- based nonprofit group that provides shelters, child-care services, and educational programs for girls and women.
The I Have a Dream Foundation, also based in New York, provides mentoring, tutoring, and enrichment programs nationwide for students from poor families.
Franklin D. Smith, a former superintendent of schools in the District of Columbia and Dayton, Ohio, has been hired by Lightspan Inc. to be the company's vice president of urban education.
Most recently, Mr. Smith, 59, served as the regional president of Voyager Expanded Learning, a Dallas-based provider of K-3 reading programs and K-8 reading-intervention programs.
Lightspan, based in San Diego, provides school districts and individuals with educational software and Internet products to help improve student achievement and teacher professional development.
Steve Van Thournout last week became the president of Wright Group/McGraw Hill, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education. The unit sells supplementary curricular materials to elementary schools across the country.
Mr. Thournout, 50, is currently the president of McGraw-Hill/Contemporary, which publishes materials for adult education. He will continue to do that job while also serving as the president of Wright Group/McGraw Hill.
McGraw-Hill is an educational publishing company based in New York City.
—Marianne D. Hurst
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