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The International Society of Technology in Education and the National Education Computing Association have hired Don G. Knezek to be the new chief executive officer of the two organizations, which plan to merge this spring.

Don G. Knezek

Mr. Knezek, 53, takes on his new leadership role in April. He currently works as director of ISTE's National Center for Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology.

ISTE is a nonprofit professional organization based in Eugene, Ore., that supports the use of technology in education. NECA, which sponsors the annual National Educational Computing Conference, is also based in Eugene.

Once the two organizations have merged, they plan to move the group's headquarters to Washington.

The International Dyslexia Association has selected Nancy L. Hennessy to be president-elect of its board of directors.

Nancy L. Hennessy

Ms. Hennessy began her tenure as president-elect last month and will start her two-year term as president in 2003.

While serving as a representative of the association, she will continue to work as the director of staff development for the 2,400-student West Morris Regional School District in Chester, N.J.

The IDA is a nonprofit organization based in Baltimore that studies dyslexia and provides services to its 13,000 members.

Nancy M. Devine was hired by the Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds to be its director of communities programs.

Ms. Devine started her new job last month. She had served as the senior vice president of program and nonprofit investment with the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, a New York City economic-development corporation.

The New York City-based Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds promotes efforts to improve education, build community programs, and increase participation in the arts.

—Marianne Hurst

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Vol. 21, Issue 22, Page 5

Published in Print: February 13, 2002, as People in the News

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