Mary Futrell

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Dr. Mary Futrell "is best known for serving six years as president of the National Education Association from 1983-1989. ... In 1995 she was promoted to dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. She is currently the director of the George Washington Institute for Curriculum Standards and Technology and the founding president of the World Confederation of the Teaching Profession. Formerly, she served as president of the Virginia Education Association, Education International, and ERAmerica. She has also served on the boards of the Kettering Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Leadership, and on the editorial board of Phi Delta Kappa. She has pub[ished articles in a number of scholarly journals, such as Education Record, Foreign Language Annals, and Education Administration Quarterly. She is also the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including more than twenty honorary degrees." [1]

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  1. Directors, K12, accessed December 13, 2010.