April 01, 1992 4 min read

In the Schools

E. Phillip Cannon, general partner of the Iberia Petroleum Company in Houston, Tex., to headmaster of St. John’s School, Houston.

In the Districts

Leonard Burns, superintendent of the Urbana (Ill.) School District #116, to superintendent of the Pueblo (Colo.) School District #60.
Anthony P. Cavanna, deputy superintendent of the New York City schools, to superintendent of the Rahway, N.J., school system.

In the States

June Atkinson, chief consultant of business and marketing with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, to director of the department’s division of vocational-education services.
Theodore R. Drain, director of the division of school services for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, to director of the division of exceptional-children services, Kentucky Department of Education.

In Washington

U.S. Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander recently announced the appointment of five members to the board of the Fund for the Improvement and Reform of Schools and Teaching (FIRST).

The members are listed below.

Nicholas M. Duric, a lawyer and member of the Maine Township District #207 School Board, Park Ridge, Ill.; Maxine P. Frost, elected trustee of the Riverside Unified School District, Riverside, Calif.; Joan M. Gubbins, retired state senator and current executive director of the Watchman Foundation, Noblesville, Ind.; Rita Kramer, writer and lecturer on child development and early-childhood education, New York, N.Y.; and Chieko N. Okazaki, a counselor with the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Secretary Lamar Alexander has also announced the appointment of three members to the new National Education Commission on Time and Learning. The appointees are listed below.

Denis P. Doyle, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, Indianapolis, Ind.; and author, consultant, and speaker on educational policy, Chevy Chase, Md.; John Hodge Jones, superintendent of the Murfreesboro (Tenn.) City Schools; and Carol L. Schwartz, former district-council member and school-board member, Washington, D.C.

Six other members were appointed earlier by the Congress. They are: Michael J. Barrett, Cambridge, Mass.; Marie Byers, Hagerstown, Md.; Christopher T. Cross, Chevy Chase, Md.; Norman E. Higgins, Dover-Foxcroft, Me.; William E. Shelton, Ypsilanti, Mich.; and Glenn R. Walker, Concordia, Kan.

In the Education Schools

Leonard Burns, superintendent of the Urbana (Ill.) School District #116, to first vice president of the University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo.
Basan N. Nembirkow, director of the Chattanooga (Tenn.) School for the Arts and Sciences, to director of the Paideia Center at the School of Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In the Associations

Anthony Ross, assistant vice president for student services and dean of students at Northern Arizona University-Flagstaff, was recently appointed to a one-year term as a member-at-large with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Other Appointments

A Different September Foundation, established a year ago to support the educational-reform programs of the Boston University/Chelsea (Mass.) Schools Partnership, recently appointed four individuals to its advisory board. They are listed below.

Mary Caslin, executive director and secretary to the boards of the Achelis and Bodman foundations, New York City; Vartan Gregorian, president of Brown University; Marvin Lazerson, dean of the graduate school of education of the University of Pennsylvania; and Leslie Lenkowsky, president of the Hudson Institute, Indianapolis, Ind.

Wilmer S. Cody, Louisiana’s first appointed state superintendent of education, was recently appointed executive director of the National Education Goals Panel by the panel’s chairman, Gov. Carroll A. Campbell Jr. of South Carolina.
Jonathan N. Grayer, regional-operations director for the Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center Ltd., has been named the company’s vice president of marketing.
Lucille Larkin, head of Larkin & Company Inc., of Washington, D.C., has been named director of sales for the southeast region for the Mind Extension University, Englewood, Colo.

The National Staff Development Council has elected three new members to its board of trustees. They are listed below.

Albert Bertani, director of leadership-development programs, Center for School Improvement, University of Chicago; David A. Sousa, superintendent of schools in New Providence, N.J. (named president-elect); and Guy Todnem, program coordinator, DuPage-Kane Educational Service Center, Wheaton, Ill.

Resignations and Retirements

Virginia A. Hodgkinson, vice president for research and executive director of the National Center for Charitable Statistics at Independent Sector, will step down from her position on Dec. 31 to devote more time to her own research and teaching, while continuing to do consulting for Independent Sector.
Donald Thornton, superintendent of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in west Harris County, Tex., will retire at the end of June, after a 27-year career with the district.

A version of this article appeared in the April 01, 1992 edition of Education Week as APPOINTMENTS