Walt MacDonald will take over as the president and CEO of the Educational Testing Service on Jan. 1. He is currently the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Princeton, N.J.-based nonprofit company. He will replace Kurt M. Landgraf, the president of the organization since 2000.
Sheena Alaiasa, the principal of Samuel Wilder King Intermediate School in Kaneohe, Hawaii, has been named the 2014 MetLife/NASSP National Middle Level Principal of the Year. After taking over the position in 2008, the New Zealand native led the school out of state restructuring. The school was recognized by the state in 2012 for its success in narrowing the achievement gap.
A version of this article appeared in the September 11, 2013 edition of Education Week as Transitions