MOVING IN/ON Marlene Scott, assistant manager for development of the Executive Service Corps, has been named education practice manager for the organization. Clara Pate continues as an educational consultant to the group. … Cynthia Humes, principal of Sexton Elementary, has retired.
AWARD WINNER Terrance O’Callaghan Jones, an 8th-grade social studies teacher at Trumbull Elementary, has been named Teacher of the Year by the Chicago Academy of Sciences for using outside resources and computer technology to enhance his students’ education and is also being added to the Association of Science and Technology Centers’ 1997 National Honor Roll.
QUEST CONFERENCE Linda Darling Hammond, executive director of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, will be the keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Chicago Teachers Union Quest Center, “What Matters Most: Education and Chicago’s Future.” The conference will be held May 9 and 10 at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, 350 N. Orleans. For registration fees and other information, call Leticia Martinez at (312) 329-6272.
SMALL SCHOOLS TEACHERS On May 17, the Small Schools Teachers Leadership Academy will conduct a miniconference for small schools teachers as part of an ongoing program of teacher-directed professional development. For more information, call (773) 762-2341.
RELIGION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS The American Jewish Committee, DePaul University College of Law and the Illinois Principals Association are hosting an inquiry into “Finding the Appropriate Role for Religion in the Public Schools,” May 13, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., DePaul University, O’Hare campus, 3166 River Rd., Des Plaines. Cost: $25. For more information, call (312) 251-8800.
INTERNET TRAINING FOR LSCs In May, free Internet training continues for local school council members at various locations around the city. The training is a joint project of AT&T, Information Technology Resource Center, Chicago Education Network and Leadership for Quality Education. Dates and locations for training sessions in May are:
May 6 Edgewater Community Council at Pierce School
May 8 Eden Green Co-op
May 10 Homan Square Business Center/Montgomery & Co.
May 13 South Central Community Center
May 15 Centers for New Horizons
May 17 Indo-American Center
May 21 South Central Community Center
May 22 Midwest Community Council
May 29 Hyde Park Co-Op
For more information and to preregister, call (800) 544-2899.