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Peggy H. O'Brien will be the new executive director of Cable in the

Peggy H. O'Brien

Classroom, an Alexandria, Va.-based organization financed by the cable-television industry to provide more than 81,000 schools with cable service. Ms. O'Brien, 53, currently is the chief learning and operating officer for, an Internet education company in Long Beach, Calif. She will start her new job next month.

The Reading Recovery Council of North America has elected Irene C. Fountas as its president. Ms. Fountas will begin her one-year term in July. She is a professor of education, and the director of the Center for Reading Recovery, at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. The Reading Recovery Council of North America is based in Columbus, Ohio, and provides reading and literacy programs and services for teachers, school board members, and parents.

Dennis M. Reardon

Dennis M. Reardon became the executive director of the Ohio Education Association this month. Mr. Reardon, 58, will oversee the OEA's staff and general operations. He succeeds Robert Barkley, who retired earlier this year. Mr. Reardon served as the OEA's associate executive director before accepting the executive director's position. The state's largest association of public employees, the Columbus-based organization represents 126,000 members and is the state affiliate of the National Education Association.

—Marianne Hurst

Vol. 20, Issue 36, Page 2

Published in Print: May 16, 2001, as People in the News

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