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Iris T. Metts

Iris T. Metts has been hired as the chief education officer for Mosaica Education Inc., a New York City-based company that manages charter schools. Ms. Metts, 60, will succeed Dawn Eidelman, the co-founder of Mosaica, who will become the president of the Mosaica division overseeing the Paragon K-8 curriculum, which she designed.

Ms. Metts had announced recently that she would not seek renewal of her contract as the chief executive officer of the 135,500-student Prince George's County school system in Maryland at the end of this school year. Contention between her and the district school board had led the state to step in last year to replace the board.

Ms. Metts, who served previously as the state secretary of education in Delaware, will join Mosaica in July. Mosaica Education manages 40 schools in six states and the District of Columbia.

Anita A. Ruiz

Anita A. Ruiz and Michael F. Musante have joined the staff of the Center for Education Reform, a Washington-based organization that provides support and information for teachers, parents, community leaders, and policymakers nationwide. The center is a leading advocate of the charter school movement.Ms. Ruiz, 36, joined the center in January as its first director of policy and planning. Previously, she served as projects manager with Nueva Esperanza Inc., a faith-based, nonprofit community-development association in Philadelphia.

Michael F. Musante

In addition, Mr. Musante, 30, has been named the center's first director of communications and development. Mr. Musante, who joined the center in February, served previously as a public-information specialist with the Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

—Catherine A. Carroll

Vol. 22, Issue 26, Page 5

Published in Print: March 12, 2003, as People in the News

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