Honors and Appointments
T. Dan Dugger, a reading and mathematics instructor in the compensatory-education program at Ottway Elementary School in Greeneville, has been named the 1986 Tennessee Teacher of the Year.
Lucia French, assistant professor of education at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development of the University of Rochester, has been one of five "Spencer fellowships" awarded annually by the National Academy of Education. The award carries a stipend of $10,000 to be used for research and professional development.
Harriet Kaplan, a home-economics teacher at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been named the 1985 New York Home Economics Teacher of the Year by the New York State Home Economics Association. Ms. Kaplan developed a fashion-design course that uses computers.
Jane Kennedy, an 8th-grade mathematics and algebra teacher at Independence Middle School in Yukon, Okla., has been named the 1985-86 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year.
Thomas N. Urban, chairman and president of Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., of Des Moines, has been selected to receive the National Association of State Boards of Education's first annual Policy Leadership Award. Mr. Urban was chairman of the Iowa Task Force on Excellence in Education.
Barbara B. Watson, an English teacher at Holland Patent (N.Y.) High School and Holland Patent Central School has been selected as the 1986 New York Teacher of the Year.
In the Schools
Henri Lacheze, director of the College Paul Langevin near Paris, who has been director-general of the Alliance Francaise in Rio de Janeiro, has been selected to head the United Nations International School.
In the Districts
William H. Baker, superintendent of schools for Raleigh County (W.Va.) Schools, to superintendent of the Mercer County (W.Va.) Schools, effective Nov. 15.
Ira J. Singer, superintendent of schools for the Herricks (N.Y.) School District, has been appointed superintendent of schools for Nassau County, N.Y., and chief executive officer of the county's board of cooperative educational services.
In the States
William L. Church, director of Indian education for the Sault Saint Marie, Mich., public schools, has been named executive director of the Michigan Commission on Indian Affairs.
Maurice B. Howard, supervisor of curriculum for the Harford County, Md., public schools, who has been working on a special project for the Maryland Department of Education, has been appointed chief of the general curriculum branch of the department of education's division of instruction.
Charles Talbert, a specialist in the school-community-centers program, has been appointed chief of the adult- and community-education branch of the Maryland Department of Education.
In the Education Schools
Joan Burstyn, professor of education at Rutgers University, to dean of the school of education at Syracuse University, effective Jan. 1.
Susanna W. Pflaum, an author of books on reading and language development in young children, dean of the Honors College at the University of Illinois-Chicago, has been named dean of the school of education at Queens College.
In the Associations
David H. Lynn, assistant to the editor of The Virginia Quarterly Review, who received his doctorate recently from the University of Virginia, has been appointed editor of the Council for Basic Education's monthly journal, Basic Education.
Alice Schell, associate dean for academic affairs at Antioch University-Philadelphia, to assistant director of the commission on higher education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Susan M. Bailey, director of the Resource Center on Educational Equity for the Council of Chief State School Officers, has resigned after five years with the center to become the director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women.
James C. Corman, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. House of Representatives, has been elected president of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Francis T. Tuttle, state director of vocational and technical education for the Oklahoma Department of Education for 18 years, who has worked in education for 42 years and has served as a vocational-education consultant to foreign countries, will retire on January 1.