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Richard M. Daley

Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago has joined the 63-member governing board of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, based in Arlington, Va. Mr. Daley also was named "policy leader of the year" this month by the National Association of State Boards of Education.

Mr. Daley, who plays a leading role in the governance of his city's school system, is the co-chairman of the education committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Kathy Thornburg

The National Association for the Education of Young Children, based in Washington, has announced the election of Kathy Thornburg as the president of its board. She began her two-year term Oct. 1. Ms. Thornburg is a professor and director of the child-development laboratory at the University of Missouri.

Johanna VanderMolen

Johanna VanderMolen has been named the superintendent of the 7,600- student Campbell Union School District in Campbell, Calif. Ms. VanderMolen is a former associate superintendent of curriculum and assessment for the Acalanes Union High School District in Contra Costa County, Calif.

Jeffrey I. Johnson has been promoted to be the national director of the NAACP's division of youth, college, and young adults. He will be responsible for creating and implementing the programs for 500 youth councils and chapters across the country.

Mr. Johnson, 27, was previously the national assistant director of programs at the Baltimore-based NAACP.

—Vanessa Dea & Adrienne D. Coles

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Vol. 20, Issue 7, Page 2

Published in Print: October 18, 2000, as People in the News

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