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Kimbery Edelen Freeman

Frederick Douglas Patterson Research Institute, the Fairfax, Va.-based research arm of the United Negro College Fund, has tapped Kimberly Edelin Freeman for the position of executive director. Before her appointment, Ms. Freeman, 29, served as a research scientist at the Patterson Research Institute. Previously, she taught at the University of Michigan's school of education and served as an assistant on university research projects. The Patterson Institute conducts studies with the goal of improving the educational opportunities of African-Americans.

Edwina M. Lee

The New Jersey School Boards Association has selected Edwina M. Lee as the association's executive director. Ms. Lee, 52, joined the NJSBA in 1987 as a member of its governmental-relations unit; most recently, she served the organization as assistant executive director for advocacy. The group serves the state's 602 local boards of education.

M. Mary Murray

M. Mary Murray, a co-author of Developing Literature-Based Reading Programs, has been named to direct the staff of literacy trainers at the Children's Literacy Initiative in Philadelphia. Ms. Murray, 55, has been an assistant professor of reading/language arts with Widener University in Chester, Pa., for the past four years. The Children's Literacy Initiative provides professional-development programs nationwide for educators of Head Start and pre-K-2 students.

Rosa Agosto will become the new director of children and family services of the Educational Alliance in New York City, effective Oct. 18. The alliance is a 120-year-old agency and settlement house serving the social, emotional, and educational needs of the city's children, families, and senior citizens. Ms. Agosto, 40, has served most recently as the director of the National Technical Assistance Center for Community Schools for the Children's Aid Society in New York.

--Meghan Mullan

Vol. 19, Issue 6, Page 2

Published in Print: October 6, 1999, as People in the News

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