Michael Sentance, an education consultant from Massachusetts, will become Alabama’s superintendent of education.
Sentance has served as an independent education consultant for the past several years and previously served as the president of Education Reform Strategies for Tribal USA.
Mary Crovo, the deputy executive director of the National Assessment Governing Board, is retiring at the end of this year, after 27 years of service.
She joined the governing board in 1989, shortly after it was created by Congress to oversee the National Assessment of Educational Progress. During her tenure, she oversaw 15 framework-development projects for national assessments in diverse subject areas.
Previously, Crovo was chief of research and evaluation for the Maryland education department.
Rosa Aronson, the executive director of the TESOL International Association, the organization for teachers who specialize in working with English-learners, will step down in the spring, after seven years at the helm.
She previously worked as a teacher and for the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Karen Billings has retired as the leader of the Education Technology Industry Network, a division of the Software & Information Industry Association after 14 years.
Taking the reins as senior vicepresident and managing director of the organization is Chris Lohse.
Lohse, who began his career as a chemistry, biology, and physics teacher, most recently held positions as vice president of government affairs at Renaissance Learning and vice president of strategic affairs at Pearson. He also worked for the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Kevin Capitani has been named the president of Pearson, North America. He joins the education enterprise after more than 20 years working in various capacities at SAP, a global business-applications and technology company.
A version of this article appeared in the August 24, 2016 edition of Education Week as Transitions