Rosa A. Smith will become a senior adviser for the New Orleans sector of the New York City-based New Leaders for New Schools, a national nonprofit organization that finds, trains, and places leaders in urban public schools. Ms. Smith, 63, is currently the president and chief executive officer of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, a Cambridge, Mass.-based philanthropy that supports efforts to improve the education of disadvantaged minority students in Massachusetts and New York. She starts her new job May 1.
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A version of this article appeared in the April 18, 2007 edition of Education Week