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In the Schools

Maureen Raia-Taylor, from student-services coordinator, Providence (R.I.) Public Schools, to director, planning and evaluation, Lincoln School, In the Schools, Providence, R.I.

In the Districts

J. Robert Hendricks, from associate professor, educational-leadership program, University of Arizona, Tucson, to superintendent, Flowing Wells School District, Tucson, Ariz.

In the Federal Government

The U.S. Department of Education has appointed 12 members to the National Library of Education Advisory Task Force. They are:

John Williams Collins, librarian, graduate school of education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; Donald P. Ely, professor, educational instructional design, development, and evaluation, Syracuse (N.Y.) University, N.Y.; Joseph J. Fitzsimmons, retired chairman, University Microfilms International, corporate vice president, Bell and Howell Co., Ann Arbor, Mich.; Miles M. Jackson, dean and professor, school of library and information studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu; Jane B. Kolbe, librarian and director, executive board, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Pierre, S.D.; Deborah Miller, Miller Consulting Group, Hoffman Estates, Ill.; Janet Minami, director, media services, Los Angeles (Calif.) Unified School District.

Oliver Ocasek, vice president and district 7 representative, Ohio state board of education, Northfield, Ohio; Jessie Carney Smith, librarian and professor of humanities, Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn.; Robert M. Warner, professor and university historian, school of information and library studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Karen A. Whitney, information-access faculty, Estrella Mountain Community College Center, Litchfield Park, Ariz.; Harriet Ann Williams, parent coordinator, Tacoma (Wash.) Urban League Inc.

In the Associations

Sharon Sloan Lebovich, from senior management executive, American University, Washington, D.C., to director, American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Josephine Nieves, from associate assistant secretary, employment and training administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., to executive director, National Association of Social Workers, Washington, D.C.

The National Staff Development Council, Oxford, Ohio, has named a new president and two new members to its board of trustees. They are:

Rosie O'Brien Vojtek, director of instruction, Oregon City (Ore.) Public Schools, to trustee; Steve Wlodarczyk, assistant superintendent, curriculum and instruction, South Windor (Conn.) Public Schools, to trustee; Joanne Zywine, implementation coordinator, school council project team, ministry of education and training (secondment), nsdc, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to president.

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Alexandria, Va., has announced the appointment of five new members to its board of directors. They are:

Mary Ann Christison,sic professor, Snow College, Ephraim, Utah, to president-elect; Neil J. Anderson, assistant professor, Ohio University, Athens, to 1998 convention chair; Richard A. Boyum, chief, English-language-programs division, United States Information Agency, Washington, D.C., to interest-section representative; Natalie Kuhlman, professor, San Diego (Calif.) State University, to affiliate representative; Shelly Wong, assistant professor, University of Maryland, College Park, to director at large.

Other Appointments

Eleanore N. Childs, attorney, Pittsburgh, Pa., to executive director, Heartwood Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Judith Lookabill, from assistant superintendent, curriculum, Santa Clara County (Calif.) Office of Education, to California state director, Advancement Via Individual Determination program, San Diego, Calif.

Julie Yuen-Heung To Dutka, professor of education, Baruch College, City University of New York, to executive director, Educational Testing Service Test of English as a Foreign Language Program, Princeton, N.J.

Mary Wakeford, former assistant vice president for planning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, to president, Wakeford and Associates--Educational Consulting, Chapel Hill, N.C.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York, New York City, has elected new trustees to its board and a new vice chair. They are:

James. P. Comer, professor of child psychiatry, Child Study Center, Yale University, New Haven, Conn., to vice chair; James J. Renier, retired chairman and chief executive officer, Honeywell Inc., to trustee; Marta Tienda, professor and chair, department of sociology, University of Chicago (Ill.), to trustee.


Gustavo A. Mellander, dean, graduate school of education, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., effective June 30, 1997.

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