Comings and goings

AT CLARK STREET Cynthia Greenleaf, former senior advisor for the School Partners Program, joins Alyson Cooke, a central office newcomer, as co-executive directors of a new unit, External Resources and Partnerships; they will work with the non-profit and philanthropic communities. Greenleaf is the wife of Jonathan Fanton, president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. … The special leave of absence for Rudy J. Lubov has been extended one year to allow her to continue working with the Illinois State Board of Education as an educator-in-residence. … Shelia C. Riley, contracts investigations unit case manager, becomes the director. … Andres Durbak, associate director of Safety and Security, is now director. … Ana Espinoza, interim curriculum, instruction and professional development officer, is now the permanent officer. … Lynette Fu, former executive assistant to the chief accountability officer, is now grants monitor and support officer for the chief education officer. … John Harnedy, manager of equal educational opportunity programs, is now its director. … William McGowan, former assistant to the deputy superintendent for schools and regions, is now chief management support officer. … Ronald Whitmore, executive director of research and curriculum of the Office of Language, Cultural and Early Childhood Education, is now early childhood education officer.

Helping students cope

The following are available on the Internet:

U.S. Department of Education

Suggestions for principals and teachers on how to make students feel safe at school.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

On its Disaster Mental Health Services page, there are tips on how to talk about disaster with children.