People in the News
Gloria J. Ladson-Billings has been chosen as the president-elect of the American Educational Research Association.
Ms. Ladson-Billings, 56, a professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will serve in that capacity for one year. She will then succeed Marilyn Cochran-Smith, a professor of curriculum and instruction at Boston College’s school of education, who will serve as the president of the association for a year beginning this month.
The Washington- based AERA represents 22,000 educators in more than 55 countries.
M. Martha Bruckner has been elected the president of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Ms. Bruckner, 55, who serves as the associate superintendent for educational services of the 19,000-student Millard public schools in Omaha, Neb., succeeds Raymond J. McNulty, a senior fellow in education for the Seattle-based Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Alexandria, Va.-based ASCD provides professional development and curriculum and leadership information to 160,000 educators in 135 countries.
Barbara L. Wortmann has been named the president of the National Science and Technology Education Partnership, or NSTEP.
Ms. Wortmann, 56, who formerly served as a senior vice president for business development and communications with the Electronic Industries Alliance, based in Arlington, Va., succeeds Kathy L. Warye, who left NSTEP in February.
The NSTEP partners with universities, private companies, and nonprofit organizations to provide K-12 students with programs that develop their science and technology skills.
—Catherine A. Carroll
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