Ten K-12 school professionals have been named to a textbook management customer advisory group formed by Follett Software Company.
The Destiny Textbook Manager Advisory Group is scheduled to meet for the first time beginning Thursday (Sept. 24) in Milwaukee, and will assist Follett Software to accomplish several goals, including evaluating existing products and services, providing a vehicle for customer input in product development and defining critical issues in the educational environment.
The 10 board members, each of whom has made a two-year commitment, are:
o Mona Barnes, textbook resource manager, East Baton Rouge Parish School System, Baton Rouge, La.
o Lisa Burleson, director, instructional materials, Gwinnett County Board of Education, Suwanee, Ga.
o Vicki Comman, instructional materials analyst, Palm Beach County Board of Education, West Palm Beach, Fla.
o Terri Cox, coordinator, instructional materials, Comal Independent School District, New Braunfels, Texas
o Sheila Geddie, textbook specialist, Baldwin County School District, Bay Minette, Ala.
o Joan Gray, technology director, Bedford County Board of Education, Shelbyville, Tenn.
o Burt Jordan, instructional specialist, Duval County School District, Jacksonville, Fla.
o Carri Kockritz, secretary to director of curriculum, Battle Ground (Wash.) Public Schools.
o Gene Menicucci, district librarian, Stockton (Calif.) Unified School District.
o Barbara VanSeveren, procurement, Green Bay (Wisc.) Board of Education.
A total of 37 of the country's 100 largest school districts have chosen to partner with Follett Software Company for improved textbook management.