Roy G. Brooks has been named the superintendent of the Little Rock, Ark., school district.
Mr. Brooks, 53, who served as an area superintendent for the 167,000-student Orange County, Fla., schools for six years before retiring from that district in June, succeeds Morris Holmes. Mr. Holmes has been the interim superintendent of the 25,000-student Little Rock district since August of last year.
Mr. Brooks began the $180,000-a-year position July 1.
Susan Elizabeth Masterson is the new president-elect of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
Ms. Masterson, 54, the principal of the 410-student Monroe Elementary School in Janesville, Wis., will serve as president-elect through July 1 of 2005, and then as president for the following year. The current president of the association is Rosemarie I. Young, the principal of the 580-student Watson Lane Elementary School in Louisville, Ky.
The Alexandria, Va.-based NAESP provides advocacy and support for its 29,500 members, who are elementary and middle school principals from the United States and other countries.
Joanne Yatvin has been elected the vice president of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Ms. Yatvin, a professor of continuing teacher licensure and reading at Portland State University in Oregon, begins her one-year term with the council in November.
Ms. Yatvin will succeed Kyoko Sato, who will serve as president-elect for the same term and will then serve a one-year term as president of the council.
The Urbana, Ill.-based NCTE provides research, journals, newsletters, and other services to its 60,000 members worldwide.
—Catherine A. Carroll
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A version of this article appeared in the July 14, 2004 edition of Education Week