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Peter D. Relic

Peter D. Relic will retire as the president of the National Association of Independent Schools in July 2001 after 10 years at the group's helm.

A former U.S. Department of Education official with experience working in both public and private education, Mr. Relic, 64 has shepherded the organization through a period of significant transition. The NAIS, which represents more than 1,000 private institutions, moved from Boston to its present location in Washington in 1993. Since then, the group has stepped up its advocacy at the federal level and has sought to build stronger ties with public school groups and other organizations representing private schools.

Elfreda W. Massie

Rigby Education has named Elfreda W. Massie vice president of professional development. The Crystal Lake, Ill.-based company provides supplementary materials for elementary and intermediate schools.

Ms. Massie, 49, has been the deputy superintendent of the 106,000-student Baltimore County, Md., schools and the associate superintendent for personnel services in the 132,000-student Montgomery County, Md., system.

Meredith Leigh Eppel

The National Science Teachers Association has elected Arthur Eisenkraft as its president for the 2000-01 term. Mr. Eisenkraft is a physics teacher and secondary-science coordinator for the Bedford County, N.Y., public schools. He assumed the presidency of the 53,000-member organization June 1.

Meredith Leigh Eppel has been hired as the executive director of the National Arts & Learning Foundation at Walnut Hill. The group is based at the independent Walnut Hill School in Natick, Mass., and promotes the incorporation of the arts into curricula.

—Jeff Archer & Naoimi Greengrass

Vol. 19, Issue 39, Page 2

Published in Print: June 7, 2000, as People in the News

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