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Florence Johnson

The Council of Urban Boards of Education has named Florence Johnson of Buffalo, N.Y., to chair the national group. She will also serve on the executive committee of the National School Boards Association, the council's parent organization.

Ms. Johnson, 58, is a member of the board of education of the 47,000-student Buffalo schools. She is also the director of the student-support-services program at the State University of New York College at Buffalo.

Jim Surratt will join the 31,000-student Klein Independent School District in Houston in July as the new superintendent.

Mr. Surratt, 56, has served as superintendent in the 95,000-student Wake County, N.C.,schools for five years.

Joseph J. D'Amico

The Educational Research Service, located in Arlington, Va., has named Joseph J. D'Amico as its vice president.

Mr. D'Amico, 55, formerly served as a senior program associate for the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory in Oak Brook, Ill.

Julia M. Williams is the new president of the Education Leaders Council. The Washington-based organization's membership includes 90 state education officials, including eight state education chiefs.

Ms. Williams, 39, formerly served as the director of public affairs at the Cato Institute, a Washington think tank.

Reginald Mayo

Reginald Mayo has earned the Outstanding Superintendent Award from the University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education Alumni Society in Storrs.

Mr. Mayo, 55, is the superintendent of the 20,100-student New Haven, Conn., schools. He is also a fellow of Calhoun College, a residential college of Yale University.

—Naomi Greengrass

Vol. 19, Issue 33, Page 2

Published in Print: April 26, 2000, as People in the News

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