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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.