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Public and Private School Principals in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94 / Acknowledgments


We would like to thank all the persons who pro vided assistance and support during the preparation of this report. We particularly appreciate the thoughtful and patient guidance provided by Charles Hammer, the (NCES) Project Officer. Other individuals within NCES re viewed the report in various stages of its development and provided valuable suggestions: Robert Burton, Marilyn McMillen, Claire Geddes, Frank Johnson, and Daniel Kasprzyk. Robert Burton served as the report adjudicator.

Many useful comments were provided by re viewers outside NCES. Within the Department of Education they were Carol Cichowski, Office of the Undersecretary, Michelle Doyle, Office of Nonpublic Education, Mary Jean LeTendre, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Laurence Peters, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. Outside the Department, they were Ronald Areglado, National Association of Elementary School Principals, and Susan Galletti, National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Catherine Marshall, with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, served as a consultant to the project. She provided guidance in the preparation of the background materials and in the framing of research questions.

This report would not have been possible without the essential contributions of many individuals at the Research Triangle Institute. The RTI project team included Sara Wheeless, Jill Kavee, B.J. George, and Karen Blackwell who provided expert programming, data management, and statistical support. Jan Shirley efficiently managed the production of the report, guiding it through many revisions. Linda Gaydosh provided timely and accurate word processing and Sharon Davis created the graphics.

Tom Fiore
T.R. Curtin
Research Triangle Institute

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