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Susan Way-Smith

The Los Angeles Educational Partnership has tapped Susan Way-Smith to serve as its new president and chief executive officer. The partnership helps raise money for education reform and teaching improvement in public schools throughout the 700,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District. Ms. Way-Smith, 50, previously worked with Teledyne Electronic Technologies as the director of business development.


M. Thomasine Hardy is the new director of the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, a state school that serves 295 children and older students from birth to age 21.

Ms. Hardy, 54, will supervise students in the residential and day programs at the Wilson, N.C., school. She has also served as the associate executive director and the director of policy and research for the North Carolina School Boards Association.


Migdania D. Vega

U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley has appointed Migdania D. Vega to the National Assessment Governing Board. Ms. Vega, 64, is the principal of Coral Way Elementary Bilingual School in Miami and has been a teacher and administrator there for more than 30 years.

The 25-member board provides guidelines for the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the federally sponsored testing program that tracks student progress in various subjects.


Karen M. Dyer

The Center for Creative Leadership has selected Karen M. Dyer as the manager of its education sector. Based in Greensboro, N.C., the center researches leadership development and conducts programs for corporate clients and schools.

Ms. Dyer, 45, will oversee leadership-development programs for teachers and administrators at public schools, colleges, and universities.

—Naomi Greengrass

Vol. 19, Issue 24, Page 2

Published in Print: February 23, 2000, as People in the News

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