Special School for Gifted Students : AGAINST JOAN MARTIN, Joan Martin, 59, coordinates the magnet programs for math, science and the performing arts at Van Nuys High School. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree in education from the University of Redlands. Martin chaired the English department at Hughes Junior High School and taught theater arts and Advanced Placement English at Van Nuys before taking her present job.
Special School for Gifted Students : FOR BILL FITZ-GIBBON, Bill Fitz-Gibbon, 54, has taught students whose IQs exceed 145 in the Individual Honors Program at Walter Reed Junior High School in North Hollywood for 19 years. He has a bachelor's of science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master's degree in mathematics education from UCLA. He is part of a group seeking to set up a school devoted to serving highly gifted students.
An Advanced Course in Dining Chinese BRUCE COST, Bruce Cost has taught and written about Chinese food for more than 20 years. His "Bruce Cost's Asian Ingredients" was just published by William Morrow. and