Janet C. Corcoran is the new president of Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning, or PENCIL, a New York City-based organization that promotes civic involvement in public education.
Ms. Corcoran, 47, formerly served as the founder and manager of the Corcoran Network, a public-policy consulting firm in New York. She will work full time for PENCIL.
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A version of this article appeared in the March 09, 2005 edition of Education Week