This series, launched in August 2005, features educators making headlines in the industry. Whether heads of organizations or teachers in the field, these individuals are making an impact on the education landscape.

Joyce L. Conrad, executive director of Organizations Concerned about Rural Education, continues the work of her late husband, Charles O. Conrad, who died suddenly last year at the age of 80. Mr. Conrad founded OCRE in 1988, and ran it until his death.
August 10, 2005 – Education Week

As the Department of Education’s assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, Susan K. Sclafani has generally won praise from backers of career and technical programs, despite her demand that they recast their mission and become more challenging academically.
August 10, 2005 – Education Week

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