June 10, 1992 17 min read

In the schools

Stephen R. Blanchard, director of admissions at the Greenhill School in Dallas, Tex., to headmaster at Augusta Preparatory School in Augusta, Ga.

In the districts

Bradford Allison, assistant superintendent of administration for the Wheaton-Warrenville School District in suburban Chicago, Ill., to district superintendent of the Whitefish Bay (Wis.) School District.

In the states

Michael Addonizio, education-policy adviser to Gov. John Engler of Michigan, to assistant superintendent of the Michigan Department of Education.
Dallas J. Blankenship, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction and special programs at the Cabell County Board of Education in Huntington, W. Va., to superintendent of the board.
Robert B. Von Drach, assistant director for special-education services at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit in Doylestown, Pa., to member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners in Speech-Language and Hearing.
Robert F. Eagan, special-education teacher at Valley Regional High School in Deep River, Conn., to president of the Connecticut Education Association, in Hartford.

In the education schools

Patrick Allen, assistant professor of English at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., to the school’s director of educational studies.
Bonnie Guiton, secretary of California’s State and Consumer Services Agency, to dean of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, in Charlottesville.

In the associations

Laurel Kanthak, director of middle-level education for the National Association of Secondary School Principals, in Reston, Va. to associate executive director for professional services of the association.
Jerilyn A. Logemann, professor and chair of communications sciences and disorders and professor of otolaryngology and neurology at Northwestern University, to president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Rockville, Md.

Other appointments

The following have been named new members of the Teach For America board of advisers:
Joseph A. Fernandez, chancellor of the New York City Public Schools; Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children’s Defense Fund; Richard P. Mesa, superintendent of the Oakland (Calif.) Unified School District; and Frank Petruzielo, superintendent of the Houston (Tex.) Independent School District.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York recently elected the following new trustees to its board for four-year terms:
Shirley M. Malcom, head of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Henry Muller, managing editor of Time magazine.

The Institute for Responsive Education recently announced the following new members of the organization’s board of directors:
Cynthia G. Brown, director of the Resource Center on Educational Equity, Council of Chief State School Officers; Cecilia Estrada, principal of Matthew Sherman Elementary School, San Diego, Calif.; Wilhelmina B. Santamaria, principal of Daniel Webster Accelerated School, San Francisco, Calif.; Seymour Sarason, professor emeritus of psychology, Yale University; and Bernice Weissbourd, president of Family Focus Inc., Chicago, Ill.

Allison Bernstein, administrator at Princeton University, to head of the Ford Foundation’s education and culture division, New York City.
Andrew K. Block, chairman of Glasstemp Inc. of Chicago, Ill., to chairman of the Golden Apple Foundation’s board of directors, Chicago.
William E. Brock, superintendent of schools in New Haven, Conn., to president of the National Academy Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Vern Burk, associate superintendent for facilities and transportation of the Clark County Schools in Las Vegas, Nev., to member of the international board of directors of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, Columbus, Ohio.
John P. Frazee Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of the Centel Corporation of Chicago, Ill., to chairman of the Foundation for Independent Higher Education, Stamford, Conn.
Sam Gesumaria, senior vice president and publisher of the school division of Macmillian/McGraw-Hill, to president and chief executive officer of the school division.
Robert J. Greenberg, developer of consumer advertising for D’Arcy, Masius, Benton & Bowles in New York City, to director of advertising and promotion for Kaplan Test Prep.
Gerry House, superintendent of the Memphis (Tenn.) Public Schools, to member of the board of trustees of the Southern Education Foundation.
Wendell J. Knox, executive vice president of Abt Associates, an applied-research and consulting firm in education, child development, and child welfare, located in Bethesda, Md., to president of the firm.
Martin J. Koldyke, founder of the Golden Apple Foundation in Chicago, Ill., to chairman of the Chicago School Finance Authority.
Harriet Lapointe, library-media specialist for Lincoln (R.I.) Junior-Senior High School, to project director of Library Power/Providence of the Public Education Fund in Providence, R.I.
Janet Levy, director of Joining Forces, a joint project of the American Public Welfare Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, to program director of the Danforth Foundation in St. Louis, Mo. Arnold Packer, an economist and former U.S. assistant secretary of labor, to senior fellow at John Hopkins University’s Institute for Policy Studies, Baltimore, Md.
Sandra Peterson, a teacher with the Robbinsdale (Minn.) School District, re-elected president of the Minnesota Federation of Teachers, St. Paul.
William C. Richardson, president of John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., to member of the board of the Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, Pa.
Allyson Tucker, staff attorney at the Landmark Legal Foundation Center for Civil Rights, Washington, D.C., to manager of the Center for Educational Policy at the Heritage Foundation, Washington.
Cynthia Warger, educational consultant at Warger, Eavy & Associates, Reston, Va., to president of the Foundation for Exceptional Innovations, Reston.

Resignations And Retirements

E. Tom Giugni, superintendent of the Long Beach (Calif.) Unified School District, will resign from his position on Dec. 31.
Edgar J. Holtz, executive director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, Pa., will retire at the end of July, after 38 years of service to the education community of Allegheny County.
William L. Phillis, assistant superintendent of public instruction for the Ohio Department of Education, has resigned from his position after serving 16 years with the department.


From Private Sources

Toshiba America Foundation
375 Park Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10152

Environmental science. For an environmental-science course to be offered to 270 students in grades 10-12 at Belle Plaine Senior High School: $4,115 to the Belle Plaine (Minn.) School District.
Limited-English-proficient students. To enable approximately 635 7th- and 8th-grade students to participate in John W. McCormack Middle School’s “Hands-On’’ project: $4,918 to the John W. McCormack Middle School, Dorchester, Mass.
Mathematics. For the “Accent on Algebra’’ project, which will introduce approximately 275 students in grades 7-9 to algebraic concepts through the use of manipulatives: $4,750 to the Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School, Philadelphia, Pa.

James Irvine Foundation
One Market Plaza
Spear Street Tower, Suite 1715
San Francisco, Calif. 94105

Educational outreach. For educational and outreach activities: $35,000 to Carmel Bach Festival Inc., Carmel, Calif.
Family policy. For the Bay Area Child and Family Policy Forum: $55,000 to the Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Northern California, Oakland, Calif.
Limited-English-proficient students. For the “Secondary Education Limited-English-Proficiency’’ project: $135,000 to Multicultural Education and Training and Advocacy Inc., Oakland, Calif.
Parent education. Toward a citywide Hispanic parent-education project: $150,000 (over three years) to the Parent Institute for Quality Education, San Diego, Calif.
Parent involvement. Toward the establishment of the Center for the Study of Parent Involvement, to promote parent and community involvement in education: $200,000 (over three years) to John F. Kennedy University, San Francisco, Calif.
Protective services. For a pilot community-based placement program for children needing protective services in Los Angeles: $175,000 to the Youth Law Center, San Francisco, Calif.
Recreation. To support the participation of two California affiliates in the “Trustee Education for Excellence’’ project: $150,000 (over three years) to Girls Incorporated/Region I Service Center, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Recreation. For the “Troop Mentoring’’ program at two low-income housing developments: $140,000 (over two years) to Girl Scouts/San Fernando Valley, Chatsworth, Calif.
Recreation. For program support of the Boys and Girls Club of Fontana: $40,000 (over two years) to the Boys and Girls Club of Fontana, Calif.
Women and girls. To implement a strategic plan for an organization that increases the capacity of nonprofits to serve women and girls: $100,000 to the Los Angeles (Calif.) Women’s Foundation.
Youth advocacy. For core support: $300,000 to Children Now, Oakland, Calif.
Youth advocacy. Toward a forum for community-building around child and youth issues: $30,000 (over two years, with $10,000 on a 1:1 matching basis) to the Community Congress of Humboldt County, Eureka, Calif.
Youth support. Toward the “Youth Support for Success’’ program: $45,000 to the Spanish Speaking Citizens’ Foundation, Oakland, Calif.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
400 North Ave.
Battle Creek, Mich. 49017

Agricultural education. To help rural black youths develop skills in agriculture while exploring career and educational opportunities: $484,807 to the Arkansas Land and Farm Development Corportion, Brinkley.
Cooperative education. To help black youths succeed in high school, college, and the job market through a cooperative program with K-12 schools, graduate schools, and area employers: $479,999 to Florida Memorial College, Miami.
Philanthropy. To enhance the National Charities Information Bureau’s ability to provide timely information about charities to the general public: $140,000 to National Charities Information Bureau Inc., New York City.
Philanthropy. To strengthen small- and medium-sized private and community foundations across the country by establishing a pooled-investment fund: $90,000 to the Investment Fund for Foundations, Washington, D.C.
Science education. To enhance science education for underserved students in grades 4-6 and their parents, and to assist in the professional development of teachers through after-school programs and activities: $272,476 to the School District of the City of Pontiac, Mich.
Science education. To improve elementary students’ achievement and attitudes in science through enhanced professional development and collegiality of teachers, efficient systems for distributing equipment, and greater involvement of citizens in schools: $239,934 to the Jenison (Mich.) Public Schools.
Science education. To improve science education for hearing-impaired children through hands-on research activities and workshops for teachers: $107,188 to the Clarke School for the Deaf, Northampton, Mass.
Science education. To improve science performance of upper-elementary students by integrating agriculture into the science curriculum: $329,100 to Lapeer County (Mich.) Intermediate School District.
Science education. To increase interest and performance in science education for students in grades K-8 through development and implementation of a hands-on agriculturally based science curriculum: $432,260 to the Sanlilac Intermediate School District, Sandusky, Mich.
Volunteerism. To increase the number of youths involved in volunteerism by building the capacity of the national network of youth corps: $150,000 to the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps, Washington, D.C.
Volunteerism. To involve students in volunteerism by enlarging a network of volunteer undergraduate consultants on literacy education: $84,000 to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Volunteerism. To encourage youths to become involved in service by assisting the Campus Outreach Opportunity League and Youth Service America to collaborate in National Youth Service Day: $98,000 to the Campus Outreach Opportunity League, St. Paul, Minn.
Volunteerism. To develop volunteerism in the black community to provide mentoring and tutoring services for urban black youth: $50,000 to the National Black Development Institute Inc., Washington, D.C.

Spencer Foundation
900 North Michigan Ave., Suite 2800
Chicago, Ill. 60611

Chicago school board. For partial support of the Civic Committee’s financial study of the Chicago Board of Education: $25,000 (over six months) to the Commercial Club of Chicago, Ill.
Minority adaption. For a study of minority adaption and schooling, under the direction of John U. Ogbu, a professor in the department of anthropology: $123,200 (over 18 months) to the University of California, Berkeley.
Parental choice. For a study entitled “Will Parental Choice of Schooling Increase Social Stratification in Education?,’' under the direction of Valerie E. Lee, assistant professor of education: $33,300 (over one year) to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
School-community standards. For partial support of a “School-Community Standards’’ project, under the direction of Donald R. Moore, executive director: $240,000 (over three years) to Designs for Change, Chicago, Ill.
School-employer linkages. For a study entitled “School-Employer Linkages: Their Effects on Students, Teachers, and Employers,’' under the direction of James E. Rosenbaum, professor of education and social policy: $188,000 (over three years) to Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Dewitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund
261 Madison Ave., 24th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10016

Five national youth museums and science centers recently received grants in recognition of their extensive experience in running succesful comprehensive programs for adolescents. The grant awards are a component of “Youtháìéöå'' (Youth Achievement through Learning, Involvement, Volunteering and Employment), a national initiative of the DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund. It is designed to expand the capacity of science centers and youth museums to work effectively with adolescents.

The recipients and their grant amounts are listed below.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum, New York City: $300,000 (over three years); Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (Ind.): $300,000 (over three years); Children’s Museum, Boston, Mass.: $260,000 (over three years); The Exploratorium, San Francisco, Calif.: $300,000 (over three years); New York Hall of Science, New York City: $300,000.

Four independent agencies recently received grants totaling $1.275 million (over three years) from the Dewitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, to provide tuition and scholarship funds and support for teacher-development programs. The recipients and their grant amounts are listed below.

Big Shoulders Fund, Chicago, Ill.: $525,000; Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools, Philadelphia, Pa.$300,000; Inner-City Scholarship Fund, New York City: $300,000; Student/Sponsor Partnership, New York City: $150,000.

The DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund recently announced a three-year, $450,000 grant to the Center for Law and Education, Washington, D.C., to support the center’s “Vocational Opportunity for Community and Educational Development (öïãåä) Project.’'

Knight Foundation
One Biscayne Tower, Suite 3800
2 South Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Fla. 33131

Dropout prevention. To provide training and technical assistance to expand its national, regional, and state networks: $300,000 (over three years) to Cities in Schools, Alexandria, Va.
Teaching. To provide financial stability during the transition from experimental program to organization: $750,000 (over three years) to Teach For America, New York City.

ÿFDÄÄFrom Corporate Sources

Tandy Corporation
1800 One Tandy Center
Fort Worth, Tex. 76102

The Tandy Corporation recently awarded Tandy Educational Grants for the second cycle of the 1991-92 school year to 10 educational institutions. The recipients, their proposals, and the grant amounts are listed below.

Bishop Guilfoyle High School, Altoona, Pa., $4,200, “Operation Access’'; Brighton High School, Brighton, Mass., $4,000, “Collaborative Lesson Planning’'; Gainesville Veterans Administration Medical Center, Gainesville, Fla., $4,000, “The Introduction of Computer Assisted Instruction Into a Nursing Staff Development Program as a Means of Increased Productivity’'; Heights Elementary School, Fort Myers, Fla., $5,000, “The Critical Connection: Teachers, Tools, and Time’'; Homer-Center High School, Homer City, Pa., $3,600, "åòéã (Educational Resources Information Center): A Friend for All Teachers.’'

Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., $4,600, “A Prototype Electronic Collaborative Network to Improve Teaching Effectiveness in Rural Schools’'; McKinley School, Iola, Kan., $4,700, “Technomax: A Model for Staff Development’'; Orleans-Niagara Teacher Center, Lockport, N.Y., $5,000, “Collaborative Multimedia Project’'; Parkway Elementary School, Radcliff, Ky., $5,000, “Laptops Bridge Gaps for Teachers’'; Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, Girard, Kan., $3,500, “Increasing Teacher Productivity Through Technology Tours, Site-Based Training, and Technology Planning.’'

From State Sources

Oregon State Legislature
Capitol Building, Salem, Ore. 97301

Seventy-six Oregon schools will receive a total of more than $2.2 million in state grants under the “2020'’ program, funded by the legislature for schools with projects tied to Oregon’s school-reform program. The recipients are listed below by school district.

Benton. Fairplay Elementary School, $12,300; Western View Middle School, $35,000. Clackamas. Ackerman Junior High School, $31,962; Carus Elementary School, $22,000 (continuation); Mulino Elementary School, $18,100; Ninety-One Elementary School, $28,000 (continuation); Firwood Elementary School, $25,000 (continuation). Columbia. Clatskanie Elementary School, $27,000; Warren Elementary School, $10,100 (continuation). Coos. Millicoma Middle School, $27,000. Deschutes. Kenwood-Kingston Elementary School, $28,100; R.E. Jewell Elementary School, $34,800; Sisters Elementary School, $17,500; Sisters Middle and Senior High School, $27,330.

Douglas. Eastwood Elementary School, $20,000. Hood River. Hood River Valley High, $50,000. Jackson. Mae Richardson Elementary School, $17,900; Scenic Middle School, $45,900; Orchard Hill Elementary, $15,500 (continuation). Jefferson. Madras Junior High School, $25,800; Warm Springs Elementary School, $26,400 (continuation). Josephine. Allen Dale Elementary School, $21,000; Illinois Valley High School, $22,000 (continuation); Lorna Byrne Middle School, $19,200 (continuation).

Klamath. Chiloquin Elementary School, $19,000; Lost River Junior and Senior High, $18,000. Lane. Danebo Elementary School, $24,500; North Eugene High School, $53,000 (continuation); Roosevelt Middle School, $43,170 (continuation); Sheldon High School, $74,590 (continuation); Spencer Butte Middle School, $21,300; Elmira Elementary School, $17,000 (continuation); Laurel/Territorial Elementary School, $36,516 (continuation); Oakridge Junior and Senior High School, $23,000; Delight Valley Elementary School, $7,900 (continuation); Harrison Elementary School, $22,200 (continuation); Lincoln Middle School, $45,200. Linn. Waterloo Primary School, $10,000; Periwinkle Elementary School, $19,600; South Albany High School, $62,500; Harrisburg Elementary and Middle School, $30,000; Lacomb Elementary School, $18,400 (continuation); Sodaville Elementary School, $10,700; Oak Heights Elementary School, $17,800; Pleasant Valley Kindergarten, $4,700.

Marion. Gervais Union High School, $18,500; Lord Junior and Senior High Schol (MacLaren Training School), $30,000; St. Mary’s Public Elementary School, $18,600; Oregon School for the Deaf, $20,000 (continuation); McKinley Elementary School, $21,100; McNary High School, $78,000; Whiteaker Middle School, $30,940. Multnomah. Centennial High School, $82,100 (continuation); David Douglas High School, $65,000; Ventura Park Elementary School, $13,050; North Gresham Grade School, $25,000 (continuation); Dexter McCarty Middle School, $41,650; Buckman Elementary School, $31,800; Madison High School, $83,841; Reynolds High School, $96,300; Reynolds Middle School, $42,400.

Polk. Perrydale School, $15,860. Sherman. Rufus Elementary School, $6,000 (continuation). Tillamook. Liberty Elementary School, $11,200. Umatilla. Helix Elemetnary School, $6,850 (continuation). Wallowa. Wallowa Elementary School, $11,650.

Wasco. Dry Hollow Elementary School, $22,600. Washington. Banks High School, $24,000 (continuation); Banks Junior High School, $9,260; Aloa High School, $93,000 (continuation); Beaver Acres Elementary School, $30,500; Tualatin Elementary School, $34,750; Washington Education Service District, $32,510 (continuation). Yamhill. Amity High School, $14,000; Amity Middle School, $11,300; Springbook Middle School, $31,670.

A version of this article appeared in the June 10, 1992 edition of Education Week as APPONTMENTS