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University of the District of Columbia Board of Trustees Nominating Committee Frank Method Appointment Resolution of 1998
PR 12-686

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Chairman Linda W. Cropp

A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Chairman Linda W. Cropp introduced the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole

To appoint Mr. Frank Method to the University of the District of Columbia Board of Trustees Nominating Committee.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "University of the District of Columbia Board of Trustees Nominating Committee Frank Method Appointment Resolution of 1998".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:

Mr. Frank Method
1753 Lamont Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20010
(Ward 1)

as a member of the University of the District of Columbia Board of Trustees Nominating Committee, established by section 202 of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act, effective November 1, 1975, (D.C. Law 1-36; D.C. Code 31-1512), for a term of 5 years.

Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee, to the University of the District of Columbia Board of Trustees Nominating Committee, and to the Office of the Mayor.

Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon publication in the District of Columbia Register.


PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
FRANK METHOD

Mr. Method directs the Washington Office of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). This includes programs in each of the areas of UNESCO focus, coordinated with the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and the specialized universities, academies and research communities in the United States. His personal focus is on issues of education technology, early childhood development and the processes of education policy development and governance of public schools.

From 1981 to 1996, Mr. Method was Senior Education Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), serving as policy analyst and advisor, office director and manager of programs of field technical support. He managed the major research program on education quality as well as programs of university linkages and scholarship. He led several high level education assessment and planning teams, most recently the Education Sub-Committee of the United States-Egypt "Gore-Mubarak Partnership." He served on the Steering Committee for the World Conference on Education For All (Jomtien, Thailand, 1990) and the follow-up International Consultative Forums on Education for All.

Prior to USAID he worked with the Education Development Center and other organizations on higher education and technical training issues (1976-1980), with the Ford Foundation on international education and language policy issues (1970-75) and as a Peace Corps teacher and staff member in Nigeria (1964-69).

He is a frequent lecturer and presenter at public and professional forums, and was a visiting faculty member at Stanford University, Fall 1988. He is a convenor of the 21st Century Learning Initiative, a foundation-funded initiative bringing leading scientists, researchers, educators and others together to synthesize new understandings of learning, learning organizations and strategies for functioning more effectively in open learning environments.

He is a founding member of the International Working Group on Education, the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, the International Book Bank, and the United States Coalition for Education for All.

Master's of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Wisconsin (1970).

UNESCO, Suite 440, 1775 K St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
202-331-9118 (O)
fax: 331-9121 (O)
unesco1@cais.com

Resident since 1979 in Mount Pleasant community of Washington, D.C.
1753 Lamont St. N.W., 20010

Married

Active in community affairs, particularly with respect to education issues and issues affecting children.

Chair of Local School Restructuring Team at Bancroft ES.
Member of the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Early Childhood Development.
Member of the DCPS Goals 2000 Technology Panel.
Member of the Ward One Council on Education.
Member of DC Parents and Communities for Education.

1 child in public school (School Without Walls)
Guardian for two other children in public school

202-483-2727 (H)
fax: 588-1608 (H)
email: fmethod@erols.com

Updated 2/98