U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley named last week three new members to the National Assessment Governing Board for three-year terms, to run through Sept. 30, 2001. Wilmer S. Cody, 61, is the commissioner of education in Kentucky and is the president of the Council of Chief State School Officers. Nancy K. Kopp, 54, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, is the chairwoman of the education and economic-development subcommittee and serves on the Southern Regional Education Board.
John H. Stevens, 55, is the executive director of the Austin-based Texas Business and Education Coalition, which coordinates school reform initiatives that enhance relationships between schools and businesses. The governing board, which comprises 25 education, government, business, and public representatives, oversees the congressionally mandated National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Alan S. Brown, the superintendent of the Milwaukee public schools, has agreed to a contract extension that would keep him in that office through the 2000-01 school year. Mr. Brown, 50, was the superintendent of the Waukegan, Ill., schools from 1991 until he took his current post in the 103,000-student district a year ago.
Roy Einreinhofer has become the executive director and chief executive officer of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. The nonprofit organization, based in Bedford, Mass., supports professionals involved in the preparation, certification, and licensure of educators. Mr. Einreinhofer, 59, takes over the post after serving as the director of the executive Master of Science program in manufacturing engineering at Boston University.
Jennifer Wayman Grossman, the president of the Wayman Grossman public relations consulting firm in Denver, has been elected to a one-year term as the president of the National School Public Relations Association. The 1,600-member Rockville, Md.-based nonprofit group conducts conferences to help school officials improve communication between districts and local parents and communities. Ms. Grossman, 37, is also the director of communications for the Pikes Peak (Colo.) Board of Cooperative Educational Services.
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