Gaynor McCown has been elected chairwoman of the board of directors of the National Council on Teacher Quality. She previously served as vice chairwoman.
Ms. McCown, 45, is the executive director of the Teaching Commission, a New York City-based organization working to promote changes in the teaching profession. From 1994 to 1996, she was a senior policy analyst and adviser in the White House, where she worked on education and economic-development issues.
The Washington-based NCTQ advocates teacher-policy changes, such as higher standards for entry into the profession.
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A version of this article appeared in the October 05, 2005 edition of Education Week