Osbourn Teacher to U-Va.
Rita Koman, a social studies teacher at Osbourn High in Manassas for 13 years, has been named the University of Virginia's 1990-91 Fellow in Virginia Government and also director of the University's Teacher Resource Service at the Center for Public Service. Koman will assume her duties at the center this month. She is a past president of the Virginia Council for the Social Studies and was picked last summer by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to participate in a special course on James Madison at his Virginia home, Montpelier. The council chose Koman as the 1984 Outstanding Social Studies Teacher for the Northern District of Virginia. She holds a bachelor's degree in history from Coe College and a master's degree from the University of Maryland.
New Chamber Official
Lynn Roth has recently become executive vice president of the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce. Roth has served as director of communications of the chamber and has worked in the public relations and communications fields. She assumed her new duties late last month.
Award for Business Teacher
Deborah Dever, a business education teacher at Osbourn Park High School in Prince William County, has received the "Check Excellence" award from the Virginia Department of Education. The Check Excellence program recognizes vocational education teachers who have devised innovative classroom projects and activities. In Dever's project, students practiced the start-up and daily operation of a grocery store.
Park Authority Spokeswoman
Alisa Repard has been named public relations manager for the Prince William County Park Authority. Repard is the former director of the American Lung Association of Central Pennsylvania.
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