People in the News
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development has presented its first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year award to Patrick J. Bathras, the assistant principal of the 630-student Brooklyn Park Middle School in Baltimore.
Mr. Bathras, 32, is being recognized for numerous accomplishments, including his creation of a mathematical walking tour of Baltimore's Camden Yards baseball stadium that integrates academics and the architecture and history of the stadium.
The 160,000-member ASCD is an Alexandria, Va.-based nonprofit association that provides curriculum and leadership information and professional development to educators in 135 countries.
John T. Haro, currently the superintendent of the 28,000-student Independent School District 196 in Rosemount, Minn., has been appointed superintendent of the 71,000-student Fulton County school system, the fourth- largest and one of the fastest-growing districts in Georgia.
Mr. Haro, 52, begins his new position in the Atlanta-area district in July, succeeding Stephen D. Dolinger, who left the Fulton County schools last September to become the president of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization.
Robert M. Shireman, a former senior policy adviser to President Clinton, has been appointed a senior fellow with the Education in a Changing Society Program at the Aspen Institute. Mr. Shireman, 41, will be based in Oakland, Calif.
The Aspen Institute's Education in a Changing Society Program provides policy workshops to help federal, state, and local leaders address contemporary issues in education.
—Catherine A. Carroll
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