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Ted Stilwill has started a one-year term as the president of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Ted Stilwill

Mr. Stilwill, 48, who is the director of the Iowa state department of education, began his term this month after serving for one year as president- elect.

Also, the 59 members of the CCSSO recently elected David P. Driscoll, 61, the commissioner of education in Massachusetts, to be the council's president-elect. He will succeed Mr. Stilwill as the group's top officer next year.

The Washington-based Council of Chief State School Officers is a national network of public officials responsible for elementary and secondary education at the state level.

Michael E. Ward, meanwhile, began a one-year term as the council's vice president this month.

Michael E. Ward

Mr. Ward, 50, has been North Carolina's superintendent of public instruction since 1996 and recently ended a one-year term as the president of the council.

After the council president completes his term, he has the option of serving as the organization's vice president for a year.

Roy E. Barnes has been elected the chairman of the board of directors for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Roy E. Barnes

Mr. Barnes, 55, who served as the governor of Georgia from 1999 to 2003, now has a law firm, Barnes Law Group LLC, which is based in Marietta, Ga.

The national board, based in Arlington, Va., is an independent, nonprofit organization that offers a national credential to teachers who undergo a rigorous certification process to demonstrate they have met the board's standards.

Mr. Barnes began his three-year term as chairman this month.

—Catherine A. Carroll

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Vol. 23, Issue 13, Page 5

Published in Print: November 26, 2003, as People in the News

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