People in the News

September 03, 2003 1 min read

Ruth A. Wooden was recently named the president of Public Agenda, a New York City-based research organization that publishes reports on a variety of education issues.

Ms. Wooden, 57, left her position as an executive vice president and senior counselor with the international public relations firm of Porter Novelli to join Public Agenda last month. She succeeds Deborah Wadsworth, 65, who had served as the president of the nonprofit organization for four years before retiring this year.

Rosemarie I. Young has been chosen as the new president-elect of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Ms. Young, 50, is the principal of the 580-student Watson Lane Elementary School in Louisville, Ky.

In July of next year, Ms. Young will assume the presidency of the organization, succeeding Anthony Harduar, the principal of the 320-student Central Elementary School in Ferndale, Wash. Ms. Young will continue to serve as principal of Watson Lane Elementary while fulfilling her responsibilities as NAESP president.

The Alexandria, Va.-based NAESP provides advocacy, information, and services for its 29,000 members worldwide.

Michael T. Nettles has been hired as the executive director of the Educational Testing Service’s Center for Policy Studies and Research.

Mr. Nettles, 47, was formerly a professor of education at the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.

The Princeton, N.J.-based Center for Policy Studies and Research publishes reports on K-12 and higher education.

—Catherine A. Carroll

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