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Faith Schullstrom, the district administrator for instructional programs and staff development in the Guilderland, N.Y., public schools, has been tapped to become the executive director of the National Council of Teachers of English. She will begin her new job in July.

Ms. Schullstrom was among the founders of the Whole Language Assembly of the NCTE. She succeeds Miles Myers, who is retiring from the executive director's position, which he has held since 1990. Ms. Schullstrom will be the first woman to hold the organization's top staff post.

The national group is a professional association of English and English-language-arts teachers, administrators, and schools committed to improving the teaching and learning of the subject at all levels of education. Its headquarters is in Urbana, Ill.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has selected Texas educator David G. Armstrong as the dean of its school of education. Mr. Armstrong, a professor and former associate dean with the college of education at Texas A&M University, will take the position this month. He succeeds the interim dean, Mary W. Olson.

Since 1990, the Greensboro school has been awarded more than $40 million in federal contracts to operate the SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education, a regional education laboratory that assists K-12 educators in a six-state area. It is one of 10 federally funded education labs in the nation.

Gordon G. Fee, the retiring president of Lockheed Martin Energy Systems Inc., has been selected to head the Tennessee Department of Education's new school-to-career system. Mr. Fee will head a newly created school-to-career implementation team formed to administer a $28 million federal grant being allocated to the state over the next five years. He will officially retire from the Oak Ridge, Tenn.-based company in April after 40 years of service. ... Rose Viggiano, the director of the Liberty Partnership Program, an art program that works with "at-risk" students, and the evening art education program at the School of Visual Arts, a four-year college in New York City, has been appointed the acting chair of the school's art education department.

--ADRIENNE D. COLES [email protected]

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