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Maryland board of education has voted unanimously to reappoint Nancy S. Grasmick to a third term as the state superintendent of schools, effective next July 1.

Nancy S. Grasmick

Ms. Grasmick has served two four-year terms since 1991 and is one of the longest-serving state schools chiefs in the nation. She began her career in education as a teacher for deaf children in 1961, and also worked as a principal, assistant superintendent, and associate superintendent for the Baltimore County district for 30 years.

The University of California, Los Angeles, has tapped Aimee Dorr to take over as the dean of the graduate school of education and information services.

Aimee Dorr

Ms. Dorr, 57, replaces Harold G. Levine, who has served as interim dean for the past year. A UCLA professor since 1981, she is known for her work on the role of electronic media in children's informal and formal education.

The McGraw-Hill Cos. has named two new leaders for its educational publishing divisions. E. Addison Ellis III is the new president of the company's educational publishing group, and Steven E. McClung takes over from Mr. Ellis as the president of Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, its secondary school publishing group.

Steven E. McClung

E. Addison Ellis III

Before joining Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, Mr. Ellis held several positions with the Merrill Publishing Co. Mr. McClung comes to McGraw-Hill's New York City headquarters from management positions with the house's Southeastern offices.

--Meghan Mullan

Vol. 19, Issue 5, Page 2

Published in Print: September 29, 1999, as People in the News

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