Fairfax County School Superintendent Robert R. Spillane announced the following additional appointments to a commission to study issues affecting the professionalization of teaching: George Johnson, president of George Mason University; Phillip Hunter, Hunter Laboratories; John Toups, Planning Research Corp., and Carolyn Jefferson-Moss, secretary of administration on the governor's staff.
Previous appointees were Earle Williams, president of BDM International Inc.; Marvin Cetron, president of Forecasting International Ltd.; Emily Feistritzer, director of the National Center for Education Information; Rodney F. Page, lawyer with Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn; Donna Caudill, president of the Fairfax Education Association; Frank Alston, chairman of the Government Contractor Consulting Service of Price Waterhouse & Co.; Cathy Belter, president of the Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers, and Gary L. Jones, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and former undersecretary of education.
Spillane, the only school superintendent to serve on the National Governor's Association Task Force on Teaching, said, "I have selected this impressive group of talented professionals to study critical issues . . . concerning the professionalization of teaching such as teacher preparation and certificate requirements, mentors and master teachers, career ladders, and the relation of these issues to teacher salaries. The ultimate goal is to explore ways to upgrade the quality of the teaching profession."