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Shirley J. Holloway was set to return to her position as Alaska's commissioner of education this week. Ms. Holloway, 60, held the position from 1995 until April 1999, when she left for health reasons. She succeeds Rick Cross, who announced his resignation last month.

The National Association of Independent Schools has announced the hiring of Patrick F. Bassett as its president.

Patrick F. Bassett

Mr. Bassett, 52, is currently the president of the Independent Schools Association of the Central States. The NAIS, based in Washington, serves 1,009 independent schools in the United States and 91 English-speaking schools in other countries. Mr. Bassett, who succeeds Peter D. Relic, will begin his new job in August.

Lawrence C. Gloeckler

Lawrence C. Gloeckler has begun a one-year term as the president of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education. The group, based in Alexandria, Va., helps states develop educational services for children with disabilities. Mr. Gloeckler, 56, is New York state's deputy education commissioner for vocational and educational services for individuals with disabilities.

Theodore B. Creighton

Theodore B. Creighton has been appointed to a five-year term, beginning in June, as the executive director of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. The council supports the research of education professors and collaborates with other organizations to start educational administration programs. Mr. Creighton, 55, is a professor of educational leadership at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, where the council will be based during his tenure.

—Vanessa Dea

Vol. 20, Issue 16, Page 2

Published in Print: January 10, 2001, as People in the News

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