Comings & Goings

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We are pleased to announce that we are resurrecting Comings & Goings to help you keep up with colleagues in the city’s broad-based education community. We welcome your help. Send announcements and intelligence about job changes, honors and other interesting items to Community Editor Debra Williams.

Janet Knupp, founding president and CEO of the Chicago Public Education Fund, has joined a Florida-based provider of special education services as the company’s CEO. Knupp will move to Tampa, FL, to join Progressus Therapy, which employs nearly 600 speech, language and occupational therapists who work with 120 school district and community clients across the nation. Early in her career, Knupp was a special education teacher. A national search for her successor is heading into its final phase.

Cornelia Grumman, founding executive director of the First Five Years Fund, is stepping down to become, in her words, “a professional mom” to her two young sons. 

Two members of the Illinois State Board of Education, Vinni M. Hall and Lanita J. Koster, both of Chicago, will serve on a study group of the National Association of State Boards of Education that will examine ways to expand the use of technology in K-12 education.