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Samuel G. Sava

Samuel G. Sava, the former executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, has been named the chairman of the board of NIS Inc. Publishing and Communications, an educational publishing company based in Fairfax, Va. Mr. Sava, 68, spent 18 years with the NAESP, and before that held an executive position with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and is a former director of education research for the U.S. Department of Education. NIS Inc., founded in 1989, publishes newsletters designed to help involve parents in their children's education and to help teachers improve student learning.

The board of trustees of the Rural Challenge has tapped Rachel B. Tompkins to become its president.

Rachel B. Tompkins

The national nonprofit organization was founded in 1995 with a $50 million pledge from the philanthropist Walter H. Annenberg to support school improvement in rural areas. Ms. Tompkins, 55, previously served as an adviser to former Gov. Gaston Caperton of West Virginia and is currently a professor with the West Virginia University extension service in Morgantown. She begins her new job Oct. 1.

Pablo Clausell

Pablo Clausell, the superintendent of the 6,000-student West New York, N.J., schools, has been named president of the New Jersey Urban Superintendents Association for the 1999-2000 school year. Mr. Clausell, 51, is a former associate superintendent of schools in Jersey City, N.J. The NJASA works with 62 urban districts throughout the state.

Chiara Coletti is the new vice president for communications of the College Board. Ms. Coletti, the former executive director of the office of public affairs for the New York City school board, began her new post at the New York-based College Board on Sept. 1.

--Meghan Mullan

Vol. 19, Issue 2, Page 2

Published in Print: September 15, 1999, as People in the News

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