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Brenda Mitchell

Brenda Mitchell has been elected the president of the 5,500-member United Teachers of New Orleans. Ms. Mitchell, a former elementary teacher and a member of the Educational Testing Service's teacher-programs advisory council, replaces Nat LaCour, who left after 19 years to become the executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers.

Roger C. Nehls

Roger C. Nehls has been appointed the deputy superintendent of public instruction at the Ohio education department. Mr. Nehls, 52, is the superintendent of the 12,000-student Hillard city schools and is slated to take up his new post next week.

Sandra Stotsky and Alan Safran have been appointed deputy commissioners of the Massachusetts education department. Ms. Stotsky will head up academic affairs and planning. She was the editor of the research journal Research in the Teaching of English, published by the National Council of Teachers of English, and a research associate at Harvard University's graduate school of education. Mr. Safran, 40, will be responsible for administration and policy. He was the chief of staff and executive director of the office of the commissioner.

Scott Trimble

Scott Trimble has been promoted to associate commissioner of curriculum, assessment, and accountability services for the Kentucky education department. He was the director of assessment implementation.

North Carolina Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. has received the 1999 EdPress Friend of Education Award. Sponsored by the Association of Education Publishers, the award recognizes the Democrat's contributions to public education reform.

--Michelle Galley

Vol. 18, Issue 42, Page 2

Published in Print: July 14, 1999, as People in the News
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