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U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley has announced five new appointments to the National Assessment Governing Board, which directs the congressionally mandated National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Carole Kennedy

The new members are: Carole Kennedy, the principal of Lange Middle School in Columbia, Mo., and a former president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals; Debra Paulson, an 8th grade mathematics teacher from the El Paso (Texas) Independent School District; Melanie A. Campbell,

Melanie A. Campbell

a 4th grade teacher at West Indianola Elementary School in Topeka, Kan.; Moses Barnes, the principal of Hallandale High School in Plantation, Fla.; and Juanita Haugen, the president of the Pleasanton (Calif.) Unified School District school board. Each of the five named late last month will serve a three-year term except for Ms. Haugen, whose term will end Sept. 30, 2000.

Actor Vince Vaughn, David Yurman, a New York City-based jewelry designer, Dianne H. Pilgrim, the director of the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design in New York City, and John McDaniel, the chief executive officer of the nonprofit health-care provider Helix/Medlantic were honored with the 14th annual Lab School of Washington Outstanding Learning Disabled Achievers Award. The four were each presented with a glass statue at an event held last week. The purpose of the event was to inspire those who attend the private school for students with learning disabilities, while benefiting the construction of a new arts and athletics center for the school.

Rene Nunez

Rene Nuñez, a 10-year veteran of the Texas state school board, has been elected to a one-year term as the president of the National Association of State Boards of Education, based in Alexandria, Va. Mr. Nuñez, 57, is a former elementary and middle school teacher in El Paso, Texas, and also served as the director of the city's Downtown Economic Development Association. In addition to his new position, Mr. Nuñez, who currently works in real estate, was just re-elected to a four-year term with the Texas state school board.


Vol. 18, Issue 12, Page 2

Published in Print: November 18, 1998, as People

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