The National Middle School Association, based in Westerville, Ohio, has tapped Mary Henton, a former special-projects educator at Virginia’s Radford University, to become the director of professional development for the organization. Previously, Ms. Henton, 44, worked for more than 12 years for Project Adventure Inc., a nonprofit group based in Massachusetts that provides experiential-learning opportunities for educational, business, and community groups.
The College Board has appointed Stephen Green, the director of its Pacesetter program, to head up its EQUITY 2000 project as well. The dual appointment is an effort by the board to better integrate the two projects. The Pacesetter program offers courses that emphasize high standards through creative teaching methods. The EQUITY 2000 project seeks to close the gap in test scores between advantaged and disadvantaged students. Before coming to the New York City-based College Board in 1995, Mr. Green, 45, was an assistant to the superintendent for the Lawrence Township schools in Indianapolis.
WestEd, a San Francisco-based research group that assists educators in the Western states, has selected Paul Koehler as its director of policy. Mr. Koehler, 54, will leave his post as the superintendent of the 32,000-student Peoria, Ariz., school system, where he was honored as Arizona’s 1999 superintendent of the year. He has been the district’s superintendent since 1995.
Laura W. Kaloi has been named the director of public policy for the National Center for Learning Disabilities, an advocacy group for children and adults. Before accepting the position at the Washington-based nonprofit organization, Ms. Kaloi served as the director of public affairs for the American Health Quality Association.