People News Briefs
For high school senior Terry Dill, the choice between turning in his winning $3.76 million lottery ticket and preparing for a school football game was easy.
The Boron, Calif., teenager was sitting in a restaurant eating a traditional game-day breakfast with his teammates an hour after his mother told him he was the big winner in the Super Lotto.
"I love football more than anything," he told the Los Angeles Times. "I've been playing since I was 8, and I wasn't about to stop for a day just because I won the Lotto. First things first."
The board of directors of Replication and Program Services Inc. has picked David P. Racine to be the Philadelphia-based group's first full-time president. The nonprofit organization works to advance and support the replication of programs that serve social and community purposes. Mr. Racine is an adviser to the Points of Light Foundation. ... J. Lawrence Aber has been named the director of the National Center for Children in Poverty. Mr. Aber, an expert in child development and social policy, replaces Judith E. Jones, who resigned as director last month. The center in New York City works to strengthen programs and policies that enhance the health and development of children living in poverty. ... The Alliance for International Education and Cultural Exchange has named Michael McCarry as its new executive director. Mr. McCarry joins the Washington-based alliance after 17 years as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Information Agency.
Wayne Carle has been named the chief of Colorado's largest school district, the Jefferson County schools, by a unanimous vote of the school board. Mr. Carle has been the interim superintendent since July, when he replaced Lewis Finch. He came to Jefferson County as an assistant superintendent in 1987. ... Larry Ison, the superintendent of schools in Letcher County, Ky., has reconsidered his retirement plans. Mr. Ison announced his retirement this month, but he said the support he received from school personnel and the public led him to re-evaluate his decision. ... Lauren Robinson, the executive secretary of the Boston School Committee, is leaving her post this week to become the communications director for New Jersey's secretary of state, Lonna R. Hooks.
--Adrienne D. Coles
Vol. 14, Issue 13